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TrainingBytes® Diversity Basics
Need a quick primer on the power and impact of workplace diversity? This short video provides a great overview of the basics of diversity and cultural competence. Diversity just shows up. It walks in your door through the hiring process… who's out there in the applicant pool… that's what’s available for you to hire. Whether your a manager, supervisor, team leader or even executive, this quick diversity resource provides key insight into the power of diversity!
TrainingBytes® Using Correct Pronouns
Pronouns, just like personal names, are connected to a person's identity. Gender pronouns are words that an individual (co-worker, customer, vendor, etc.) would like others to use when talking to or about them. The most commonly used pronouns are “he, him, his” and “she, her, hers.” People who are transgender, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming may choose to use pronouns that don't conform to binary male/female gender categorizations, such as "they, them, theirs."
Are You Saying This is a Race Issue?
Being an outsider can happen to any of us at any time. It can happen based on occupation, tenure, age, gender… the list goes on and on. When there are race or cultural differences the points of connection may not be easy, reactions may be more intense, and misunderstandings are more likely to occur. Inclusion is all about intentional acts that build connections and strengthen relationships.
Come On Now... I’m Not Racist!
Sometimes people don’t recognize when and how racial bias is expressed in our society and in day-to-day interactions. Most of us have seen or experienced racial bias in the form of microaggressions, which are subtle, sometimes indirect, and often unintentional behaviors that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative racial messages or assumptions. Although these things may not be intended as racist, they can come across that way.
Go Back to Where I Came From!
When employees are subjected to slurs and other negative behaviors based on legally protected status—like race, national origin, religion, age, disability and gender among others—the organization has an obligation to prevent and protect their employees from these types of behaviors, including behaviors on the part of non-employees, such as customers.
ALL IN!™ Tackling Tough Workplace Diversity Dynamics
With the current focus on racial inequity and injustice, organizations - now more than ever - need to understand how racism and other key diversity dynamics impact their efforts to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and culture. This new program focuses on the diversity dimension of race. By deepening awareness and understanding of race and racism, participants develop knowledge and skills that support and contribute to your organization’s overall diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
Being F.A.I.R.™ Program Summary
The point of understanding the impact of diversity and being culturally competent by using the F.A.I.R.™ approach isn't just to ensure we'll all be nice to each other. Our organizations are in business to accomplish a task. And that takes the cooperation of employees and customers.
She’s Asian, Right!
Blaming an Asian employee for a world-wide pandemic based on their heritage makes no sense. If it spread within an organization, it can impact personal relationships and cause deeper harassment and discrimination issues.
Let's Not Shake Hands
New organizational policies and standards will be implemented across most organizations protecting employees while in the workplace. In the immediate future, 'new normal' guidelines will most likely include refraining from shaking hands while in the workplace. Refusing to shake hands can be dicey - even uncomfortable. There is definitely a right way to maintain respect while adhering to social distancing policies.
Everyday Diversity™ Three Strikes
Everyone is a combination of the many things different aspects of our lives. Daughter, engineer, team lead, brother/sister, type A personality, lover of jazz, etc. How all of these come together in the workplace is unique to all of us. Building an inclusive workplace means that people can be authentic and feel that they belong.
Everyday Diversity™ Happy Holidays!
When the holiday season comes around, many people - by default - wish others a "Merry Christmas." But for people who don’t celebrate Christmas, this can feel disrespectful... and even rude. A key component of being respectful includes using appropriate holiday greetings during the holiday season.
Everyday Diversity™ More Than Meets the Eye
How we present ourselves to the world is part of our personal choices. Some people prefer a laid back styles, some prefer a buttoned up conservative look. So long as people are within the dress code, what people are wearing is personal.
Everyday Diversity™ Speak English
Speaking in a foreign language can be tiring and more challenging. Being able to speak in a native language often makes things easier and quicker - especially when describing work or tasks. It can be easy to assume that when we hear people speaking a foreign language that they are speaking about us. Sometimes this also means that we feel left out of the conversation.
Everyday Diversity™ They Went to School...Where?
Bias and stereotypes can impact us in many ways... including assuming that just because someone didn’t go to prestigious university - they won’t be a great employee. So, when we are reviewing resumes for new hires, it is important to not let those biases keep us from seriously considering candidates for reasons like the school they attended.
Your Path to Success™ Embracing Civility
In today's fast-paced world, a simple social media post or email can lead to hurt feelings...lost jobs and maybe even a lawsuit. Simply put, uncivil actions disrupt the workplace! But... being civil is not about just being polite or having good manners.
Your Path to Success™ Respecting Others
Being cooperative and respectful are probably two of the most important things we can do to really excel on the job. Just being able to get along with people is one of the most important skills any of us bring to the workplace. It means getting to know your colleagues and co-workers; making the effort to gain the respect and support of the people you work with.
Your Path to Success™ Understanding Diversity
Diversity has to do with human differences. So… a lot of times when people say “diversity” what they really mean is race or gender or ethnicity. Diversity is much more than that – it’s any point of difference. It can be differences in race or gender, but it also could be differences in work style, differences in personalities, differences in terms of our organizational cultures… any type of difference that matters.
Your Path to Success™ Understanding Hidden Bias
We are all socialized into our cultural heritage, whether we know it or not. We learn language, values, and beliefs as well as “who is one of us” and “who is not” from our experiences in our cultures. Many of these beliefs remain even when presented with contradictory information or evidence. Bias can be expressed blatantly or through subtle messages.
TrainingBytes® Common Good. Common Ground™
Being civil to one another helps us all feel better about coming to work. But, it’s more than just being polite and showing good manners. There’s more to it than that! Civility helps create an organization where everyone can do their job - and not feel like they are being attacked.
Info Brief: What is Unconscious Bias?
Unconscious bias refers to a bias that we are unaware of, and which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick decisions from data it gathers and then adding meaning to it. There are a lot of factors that drive unconscious bias.