Is Your Diversity Approach About Individual or Group Differences?

When we talk about Diversity are you thinking individual differences or group differences?

Find out about Diversity in terms of Individual differences and Group Differences

Here are some key topics covered from this episode:

  • 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

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode: 

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.”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

The Sameness Difference Dilemma

Diversity management: Are we moving in the right direction? Reflections from both sides of the North Atlantic

Interventions designed to reduce implicit prejudices and implicit stereotypes in real world contexts: a systematic review

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