The Performative Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

One of the accusations that gets thrown around about organisations is that when it comes to inclusion their behaviour is performative

Find out if we’re part of the problem.

Here are some key topics covered from this episode:

  • An increasingly common accusation made against organisations
  • Why we may contribute to a Performative environment
  • What Digital Ethnography tells us about Performative Behaviours and much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode: 

Performative behaviour is rampant in the 21st century

She goes on to say that we need to start viewing performative behaviour as extensions of fully formed individuals.”

Performative behaviour is one of the 7 common mistakes that organisations make on their inclusion journey

“The R stands for Reputation: Organisations Focus on credibility indicators and Reputation instead of addressing the problem”

It’s useful to consider the intentions of the performer

“This may help you with your decision; are their words and actions aligned?

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

Exploring Diversity and Anti-Racism in the Workplace with Dr. Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey [Video]

Performative | Definition of Performative by Merriam-Webster

LOLZ OMG, I’M DEAD. The Rise of Performative Behavior in Social Media, and Its Implications for Digital Ethnography – EPIC

Katheleen Hartnett

Check out these related episodes of the show.

The Reason You Are Ignoring The Diversity Promises Your Company Is Making To You

The Performance of Self In Everyday Life  [Book Review]

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