Bias and Barriers

 

Most organisations are founded on the values of respect and inclusion however effective diversity initiatives can be undermined by both conscious and unconscious biases. Every workplace is unique with specific bias and barriers; from overt, conscious bias such as - 'Because we're a sales organisation we only employ attractive people' to more subtle, often unconscious barriers particularly toward atypical employees - e.g. in a predominantly female work environment the belief that males can't multi-task.  

 

Each program and workshop addresses the effects of bias and provides strategies to overcome its detrimental effects.  Workshops and personal coaching creates an environment of trust for proactive, honest discussion for employees to discuss bias in depth.  This involvement reinforces commitment to initiatives by aligning personal behaviours with organisational values and, importantly, spurs enthusiasm for ongoning diversity strategies.