How to build an Inclusive Team Culture 1. Ensure each team member gets your time and attention equitably 2. Maximize the Power of 1x1s 3. Create a safe space for real dialogue 4. Make the Power of Collective Genius of the team obvious, tothem 5. Don’t assume positive intent. Explain intent. 6. Be radically data … More Inclusion Action Tip # 31
How to Eliminate Hiring Bias? 1. Create an Inclusive Job Description 2. Define requirements, in detail, in terms of situational context, and the outcomes a candidate needs to have delivered. 3. Expand sources of talent 4. Be data & evidence based and objective in your selection criteria 5. Be data & evidence based in assessing … More Inclusion Action Tip # 30
How to be an inclusive leader 1. Build your Diversity Mindset 2. Learn their stories. Know your people 3. Commit to conscious action and be inclusive at every Moment of Truth 4. Eliminate bias in hiring 5. Eliminate bias in promotion and advancement 6. Build an Inclusive Team Culture 7. Hold yourself accountable!
How to start your journey to be an Inclusive leader Lead with Respect first Learn your team members’ stories Listen. Listen. Listen. Stop the Stereotypes Don’t assume/interpret behavior. Ask why.
The 5 Organizational Dynamics that hurt Inclusion are Lack of 360 feedback culture Lack of rigor in systems and processes Lack of frontline leader education and empowerment Lack of accountability Lack of outcome focus
The 7 Enemies of Inclusion are Lack of Respect Selfishness Stereotypes Politics Favoritism Closed Networks Lack of conscious action
Hold leaders accountable. Only appoint leaders who have a proven track record of building and leading high performing diverse teams, to senior leadership positions.
Seek out different points of view. Curate friends who have unique perspectives on issues. Understanding the multiple facets of an issue helps us build robust solutions. Try this : This week, have a conversation with a friend on an issue where you disagree, with the intention of understanding their view, and finding common ground.
Unconscious biases are enabled by lack of facts and data, and over reliance on biased information sources. Strengthen your objectivity and analytical capability, distinguish fact from fiction, fact check and rely on multiple reputable sources of unbiased information. Start this week!
It is a choice to be consciously inclusive or hide behind unconscious bias. What are you choosing today?