Why Diversity & Inclusion is a Quick Fix for Pandemic Problems

If you think Diversity and Inclusion were important issues in 2020, wait until you see what’s going to happen in 2021!

Find out why diversity and Inclusion is about to become a quick fix for the some of the problems the pandemic revealed

Here are some key topics covered from this episode:

  • Why Influential forces from 2020 are still in motion
  • A crude example of a Diversity Quick Fix
  • Changes to look forward to in 2021 and much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

Diversity and Inclusion will take a different meaning in 2021 and beyond

“We should reconsider the language, philosophy and practice of Diversity and Inclusion because it’s about to change in 2021 and beyond. These changes are happening right now and their effects will influence the way we live and work; but the dust is yet to settle”

Competition for jobs just increased due to the global labour market

“That’s right, the competition for your job may have just increased

If it hasn’t increased for you personally, it’s about to increase for someone you know”

Look out for quick fixes.. they don’t benefit everyone

“Others, they want a rescue, a quick fix, they want to fix in months and if you’re lucky years….   what took centuries to create”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

Global Economic Effects of COVID-19

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