TrainingBriefs® I Had to Say Something!
Addressing Workplace Stereotypes and Biases
Stereotypes and biases have not place at work. They can (and do) creep into our conversations and influence our actions. When we hear or witness these types of statements, we need to speak up and drive conversation around the impact (even if the intent was not to hurt a co-worker). If we don't, they can easily lead to misunderstandings and reinforced stereotypes. Speaking up is an important part of creating and maintaining a respectful work environment.
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- Developing High-Performing Work Habits
- Understanding Diversity
- Fostering Inclusion, Equity & Belonging
- Understand how biases and stereotypes can inadvertently impact our thoughts and actions towards others.
- Learn the importance of speaking up and driving conversation around the impact of our words (even if the intent was not to hurt a co-worker).
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Biases and stereotypes can impact us in many ways... including making assumptions about others that are unfounded and can cause unintended consequences. It's important to remember, even the little things we say in casual conversation can grow into big things if not addressed.
We can help one another pay attention to the potential impact of our words, by discussing the impacts of our statements. Not speaking up can result in misunderstandings that harm relationships with co-workers and customers.