I never hear people discuss any practical tools to help you understand why diversity is important for high performing teams.
Find out about a geology secret for understanding the diversity of your teams that no one has told you about.
Here are some key messages from this episode
- How a geology concept can explain group dynamics in your organisation
- Why Faultlines are a practical tool for understanding Intersectionality in action
- The immediate benefits you can get from this little known concept and much much more
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Here are some key takeaways from this episode
Faultlines are potential fractures within a group related to aspects of our identity
“Faultlines can be thought of as potential fractures within a group related to aspects of our identity; if they’re left undisturbed they go unnoticed for years. Something will happen to create fractures along these lines and then subgroups form and this affects the dynamics of the group”
Faultlines within a group become stronger when more of the identity attributes are aligned in the same way
“This matters because research suggests that strong faultlines can influence the dynamics of a particular group and the subgroups within it! You know what I mean when I say subgroups; I mean the little groups within a group that form. You may not know why they form; faultlines can help to explain it”
You can use Faultlines to observe group dynamics right now
“This is a real practical approach that you can use in your own teams or organisations. It’s more useful than saying in-groups and out-groups. And it’s something that you can use to observe what goes on in your next meeting”
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