Why Relying On A One Off Intervention Is An Inclusion Mistake

It’s tempting to try to implement a massive diversity push in the form of one-off training or an event.

Find out why this is stopping you from become inclusive.

Here are some key messages from this episode

  • The typical go to response for companies that experience an incident related to Diversity & Inclusion
  • Why incremental change is so important
  • Why changing as individuals is not enough to create Inclusion and much much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

One Off Interventions are less likely to engage people in a meaningful way

“it’s the employees who get to see the truth, they get to see if the words and actions match up. They’re the ones you really need to buy into the narrative”

One Off Interventions are not as effective as programmes of change

“one off interventions have a smaller effect on attitudes, a smaller effect on how people feel and a smaller effect on behavioural learning compared to interventions that are part of a longer programme of change”

One Off Interventions won’t change systems of disadvantage

“It’s not always about individual behaviour, it’s about a system that reproduces existing norms and one-off interventions don’t solve that”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper

A meta-analytical integration of over 40 years of research on diversity training evaluation

Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial-bias training

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