The Propaganda Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is to distinguish between information about Diversity and Inclusion and Propaganda?

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about The Propaganda Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

In today’s show we discuss several things including:

  • The Propaganda techniques found in Diversity & Inclusion
  • How Propaganda hides behind “education”
  • Why I empathise with the social pressure you face and much more

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

Propaganda techniques are increasingly common when it comes to Inclusion

“propaganda is often presented as education; these carefully curated facts, half-truths are presented in a way intended to inform you”

Propaganda is more decentralised than ever before

it’s not just central authorities spreading the message. It’s people you know and trust; you’re friends, family and professional connections and there’s social pressure for you to like or somehow endorse the messages”

If we need to rely on propaganda, what does that say about us?

“We’re not going to create an inclusive workplace if we’re relying on propaganda because this undermines everything that we’re trying to achieve”

SHOWNOTES

Why Diversity & Inclusion Leaders Need To Be Fact Checked

The Big Inclusion Issue: Your Truth Vs. The Truth

Propaganda per Britannica 

Harold Lasswell

Institute for Propaganda Analysis

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