My panel talk on intersectionality for the Tech Inclusion Melbourne conference was really fun, with excellent co-panellists, UX Lead for ANZ, Cory-Ann Joseph, and UX Designer for the REA Group, Danya Azzopardi.Continue reading “Inclusion in the Technology Sector”
Here’s a great post by Chelsea Berler who writes about women’s strengths in leadership, which include seeing the…
Continue reading Here’s a great post by Chelsea Berler who writes about women’s strengths in leadership, which include seeing the…
This week’s Social Science Quote comes from Sociology Professor Martin Ruef. Ruef has studied why some small businesses succeed while others fail. Looking at historical data, he finds that two variables matter most to business success: social support and diversity. Diversity can include cultural, occupational or socio-economic differences. The crucial point is knowing how to manage and resolve conflict. Get more social science quotes and tips on our Instagram @SocialScienceInsights Continue reading Social Science Quote of the Week: Diversity
This week I discus the importance of monitoring diversity at different levels.
Diversity programs in the corporate world are failing. Tyronne Stoudemire, senior diversity consultant says that diversity programs become stagnant, rather than “mixing it up” at every level, including amongst Executives. Harvard University Professor of Sociology Frank Dobbin explains that the lack of diversity in upper echelons of corporate organisations happens because Human Resources focus on hiring but not on promoting talented workers of diverse cultural and gender backgrounds. A better model is for managers & CEOs to monitor progress through a diversity taskforce.
Cultural diversity can improve businesses through new ideas, strengthening understanding and relationships of different client groups, and by boosting innovation through multicultural networks.Continue reading “How to Improve Business Through Diversity Management”
A forthcoming international survey of 240,000 workers by Barbara Annis shows that women feel professional exclusion in their workplaces, while men remain unaware that there’s a problem. Men resort to expressing old fashioned chivalry like opening doors and offering to pay for lunch, thinking this makes women feel more comfortable and appreciated. In fact, it is the way that men exclude women from promotional opportunities, meetings, and mentorship that is a problem for women.Continue reading “How to Promote Gender Equality in Your Workplace”
M. Laura Moazedi has written a great summary about a study on diversity and creativity. Laura writes: According to research findings, heterogeneous teams perform more creatively than homogeneous teams. This seems to be particularly true when they engage in perspective taking. … Continue reading Creative Diversity