Tuesday, August 9, 2011
You know what you’re saying is important when the power structure brings in people who look like you and think like them.

Gloria Steinem: The Future of the Fight for Women’s Rights - The Daily Beast (via saramess)

Worth reading twice.

(via rachelhills)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
 


Diversity training damned in new study


Most diversity training is not evaluated at all or languishes in the Level 1, la la land of ‘happy sheets’. So check out Alexandra Kalev’s study from the University of Arizona. 31 years of data from 830 companies – how’s that for a Level 4 evaluative study! Her latest study found, after the delivery of diversity training, a 7.5% DROP in women managers, 10% DROP in black women managers and a 12% DROP in black men in senior management positions. There were similar DROPS among Latinos and Asians.
Groupthink seems to be at the heart of the matter. Groupthink among people who employ and promote people like themselves creates the problem. Groupthink among compliance training companies who simply do what they do without supporting evidence and tout ineffective ‘courses’. Groupthink in HR, who find it easier to just run ‘courses’ rather than tackle real business problems.

Source: Donald Clark Plan B

Diversity training damned in new study

Most diversity training is not evaluated at all or languishes in the Level 1, la la land of ‘happy sheets’. So check out Alexandra Kalev’s study from the University of Arizona. 31 years of data from 830 companies – how’s that for a Level 4 evaluative study! Her latest study found, after the delivery of diversity training, a 7.5% DROP in women managers, 10% DROP in black women managers and a 12% DROP in black men in senior management positions. There were similar DROPS among Latinos and Asians.

Groupthink seems to be at the heart of the matter. Groupthink among people who employ and promote people like themselves creates the problem. Groupthink among compliance training companies who simply do what they do without supporting evidence and tout ineffective ‘courses’. Groupthink in HR, who find it easier to just run ‘courses’ rather than tackle real business problems.

Source: Donald Clark Plan B

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Friday, April 1, 2011 Wednesday, March 30, 2011

lisforlife asked: Just curious, are you a student? What gave you the idea for doing a tumblr on diversity and inclusion? It kind of sounds like something that is part of a bigger project of some sort...

I’m not a student but someone who believes in lifelong learning. Diversity and Inclusion (D & I) is definitely a bigger project, perhaps a lifetime project – that is why I encourage input from the community and I’m learning lots. I will only be out of a job when we are all assessed and valued for who we are, without paying any attention to weight, height, racial background, gender, physical ability, age, handedness, how we part our hair and so on. If I do my job right, I will work myself out of a job.

Thank you everyone for sharing.

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