The Sameness Difference Dilemma

Are we all the same? Or all we all different?

This matters when it comes to Inclusion.

And you need to decide for yourself

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about the sameness difference dilemma

In today’s show we discuss several things including:

  • One of the features of our show that our audience loves
  • A common issue that most people can’t deal with
  • An awkward question from a PhD student much more

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

Sameness difference dilemma is more than just Equality vs Diversity

“whatever you decide is appropriate, assuming it’s Equality, Diversity, or even if you say Inclusion, Belonging, Equity. You need it to make sense to you, to the people in your organisation. And of course you need to make sure that it addresses the dilemma. And if it does, there’s a follow question that you need to consider”

 Diversity can still erase individual identity

“How can a diversity approach dissolve differences, well think about it, have you ever come across people talking about Diverse candidates, Diversity hire or referring to diversity but not being able to explain which specific types of person or persons they mean?”

 Implementation will reveal your true intentions

“What I’m saying here is even if you choose an approach, the way you implement it is going to reveal the truth about what you believe”


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