Is Equality a Dated Term?

There’s a lot of talk about Diversity.

With all this focus on being different

What does that mean for equality?

Get your pen and paper ready because I want to talk about Equality and why it may be a dated term. This is one of those inconvenient topics that a lot of people dodge because they don’t know how to deal with it.

In todays show we discuss several things including

  • The confusion around the use of the term “Equality”
  • The contradiction between Diversity & Equality
  • The problem of Equality for the future

Here’s some of what I share in the show:

Equality is a term that is often used without careful consideration

“people aren’t clear when they say they want equality. Are we talking about treating everyone equally?”

Equality requires a standard that may not work for everyone

“equality requires a benchmark to be equal to.. an archetype, a standard.. in this case it’s male”

Equality may be useful now, but it may limit us in the future

“What we believe, in the future we want, we will live in a system that will share the advantages and benefits…”

The Elements of Inclusion #4

Leaders must collaborate innovatively to leverage cultural expertise and drive business performance.

  • Why inclusive outcomes are driven by innovation
  • How developing a business case for diversity and inclusion specific to your organisation is a competitive advantage
  • Why novelty is at the heart of your inclusion journey

The Elements of Inclusion #3

Leaders must establish systems to ensure that everyone shares the same advantages and benefits. These processes will create incentives for inclusive behaviours.

  • How to augment your team with the tools and insights they need to prevent structural disadvantage
  • Why reinforcing generative norms ensures everyone belongs in the organisation
  • How inclusive representations can be embedded to promote an inclusive culture

The Elements of Inclusion #2

Leaders must redefine career development relationships to support inclusive performance.
  • Why traditional mentor relationships must be revised for an inclusive workplace
  • How leaders must embrace networks of developmental relationships for individual growth
  • Why established workplace norms must evolve for inclusion in the modern workplace

The Elements of Inclusion #1

Leaders must properly socialise people and socialise inclusive ideas by providing an environment for the cultural learning needed for an active role in an inclusive organisation

  • How your socialisation processes must evolve to encourage the sustainable cultivation of inclusive competencies
  • Why Leaders must consistently negotiate the line between organisational commitment and personal authenticity to promote performance
  • How developing intersectional self awareness can help leaders to leverage individual employee experiences