Inclusion Ex Machina: When Leadership Interventions Indicate a Lack of Inclusion

When a senior person intervenes in an issue related to inclusion, we think it shows how important diversity and inclusion are to the organisation.

Find out why senior leadership interventions actually indicate a lack of inclusion in organisations

Here are some key messages from this episode

  • The Meaning Of Inclusion Ex Machina
  • The Endemic problem in an organisation near you
  • How privilege protects and punishes people

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

Inclusion Ex Machina is indicative of a culture that lacks Inclusion

“Think of it as a miracle solution to solve a tricky inclusion related situation

We might get a happy ending, but it’s just not believable in real life”

Privilege protects all of us in different ways at different times

“An inclusive organisation doesn’t need a miracle solution. Because the normal processes of the organisation would prevent issues like the one discussed. Twisted into this story is the fluid nature of privilege”

Organisations have predictable scripts about how they treat people

“This is where it gets interesting and for many of you listening, this is where it gets very predictable”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper

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Naga Munchetty ‘breached BBC rules’ with Trump comments

You can’t be ‘impartial’ about racism – an open letter to the BBC on the Naga Munchetty ruling

BBC reverses decision on Naga Munchetty complaint

BBC Video

June Sarpong: TV presenter appointed BBC director of creative diversity

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