Most organisations know that if they want to maintain growth and retain top talent, they need to ensure the workplace is genuinely inclusive and truly represents their diverse client base.
Most organisations also have policies in place to combat discrimination in the workplace and to create equality of opportunity.
And yet the statistics tell a different story… for example, only 5 companies in the FTSE 100 have a female CEO or Chairman, only 8% of partners in Law Firms are from an ethnic minority background (diversity league table). Clearly the fact that people believe they do not and should not discriminate, does not stack up against the figures.
Unconscious bias has come to the fore as a way of explaining this contradiction and to show how easy it is for us all to make assumptions about people and situations, which may not be true.
In order to create a diverse workforce and to build a truly inclusive workplace, where everyone feels valued (not just in terms of the protected characteristics, but also in terms of experience, personality, approach) we need to remove barriers to our thinking and decision-making.
We work with you through our interactive workshops and beyond to:
The aim of this session is to help participants gain an understanding of unconscious bias, how it exists within all of us and the business case for reducing the impact. It will help to pinpoint where bias can creep into communication and decision making and identify what actions to take as a result.
During the session participants will have the opportunity to...
For more information on how we can support you on your D and I journey, take a look at the range of other support we can offer – from D and I data gathering surveys to inclusive leadership workshops (link back to new page Supporting a diverse and inclusive culture)
All our sessions can be run as virtual workshops as well as face to face.