Is Your Diversity Approach About Individual or Group Differences?

When we talk about Diversity

Are you thinking individual differences or group differences?

You want to say both but what’s been your focus?

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about Diversity in terms of Individual differences and Group Differences

In today’s show we discuss several things including:

  • An unexpected Danish influence on Diversity Management
  • How unconscious bias training signals your attitude to Diversity
  • How your critics can help you with Diversity much more

Here’s some of what we discuss on the show:

A focus on Individual differences lends itself to training

“Strategies consistent with the individual differences approach focus on developing individual competencies through training and mentoring”

A focus on Group differences lends itself to systemic solutions

“the goal is to redress and/or eliminate systemic advantages and inequality for members of historically disadvantaged groups”

How you’re criticised will reveal other people’s preferences

“Someone who dislikes training focused on individuals as a solution, may believe that there are systemic issues that individual training can’t fix.”


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