3 Clues to Reveal if You Have An Empty Shell Policy Towards Racism

A lot of organisations are now saying that they have a zero-tolerance policy to racism.

Find out why this sounds like an empty shell policy.

Here are some key messages from this episode

  • Why a Zero Tolerance Policy Towards Racism May Be An Empty Shell Policy
  • Why You May Have Empty Shell Policies At Work
  • Why Empty Shell Policies Are Easy To Spot and much more

Play the episode for more.

Here are some key takeaways from this episode

Empty Shell Policies refer to policies in place, but not in practice

“They used the term to describe equal opportunity policies that weren’t genuine, policies that were in place, but they weren’t in practice. Policies that didn’t have the outcomes that they claimed”

Empty Shell Policies may be business as usual where you work

“Not tolerating discrimination should not be a big deal; unless of course business as usual means that you were tolerating discrimination. Then that makes sense.”

If you have Empty Shell Policies for Inclusion, where else do you have them?

“What’s motivated them to express this opinion and provide financial support to a community that maybe they’ve paid little or no attention to in the past.

Is it an inherent part of their organizational values, is it consistent with their organizational culture, is it part of their vision of the future of their organisation?”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper

Equal Opportunities Policy and Practice in Britain:: Evaluating the ‘Empty Shell’ Hypothesis

Equality Act

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