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Diversity and inclusion

  1. 1. Diversity and Inclusion Joe Gerstandt Illuminating Blind Spots OurTimeToAct.com
  2. 4. Diversity <ul><li>Diversity is… </li></ul><ul><li>difference </li></ul><ul><li>Social Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive </li></ul>
  3. 5. diversity is… <ul><li>Relational </li></ul><ul><li>Paradoxical </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-dimensional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>social identity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cognition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>Contextual </li></ul>
  4. 6. i d e n t i t y d i v e r s i t y
  5. 7. cognitive diversity <ul><li>differences in mental processes of perception, judgment, categorization, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Perspectives: ways of representing situations and problems. When we say that people have diverse perspectives we mean that they see or envision the set of possibilities differently. Perspectives are how we organize knowledge. </li></ul>
  6. 8. cognitive diversity <ul><li>Heuristics: ways of generating solutions or problems. Heuristics apply within perspectives. Given a perspective, a heuristic tells a person where to search for new solutions or what actions to take. Heuristics can vary in their sophistication, and they can be immediate reactions to situations or simple rules of thumb. </li></ul>
  7. 9. cognitive diversity <ul><li>Interpretations: ways of categorizing or partitioning perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Predictive Models: describe causal relationships between objects or events and serve as shorthand to make sense of the world. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Social Distance Matrix <ul><li>Rate your comfort level interacting with the following individuals in the following settings. Use these ratings: </li></ul><ul><li>1 – very uncomfortable </li></ul><ul><li>2 – slightly uncomfortable </li></ul><ul><li>3 – neutral </li></ul><ul><li>4 – comfortable </li></ul><ul><li>5 – very comfortable </li></ul>
  9. 11. Social Distance Matrix <ul><li>Non English speaking immigrant </li></ul><ul><li>African American male </li></ul><ul><li>GLBT </li></ul><ul><li>Used car salesman </li></ul><ul><li>Convicted sex offender </li></ul><ul><li>Islamic male </li></ul><ul><li>Homeless person </li></ul>
  10. 12. Social Distance Matrix <ul><li>Co-workers </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting next to me at worship </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors in my house </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor </li></ul><ul><li>Related by marriage </li></ul>
  11. 13. Personal SNA <ul><li>From time to time people discuss important matters with other people. Looking back over the past six months, who are the people with whom you discussed matters important to you? (list 1-5 people) </li></ul>
  12. 14. Personal SNA <ul><li>Consider the people you communicate with in order to get your work done. Of all the people you have communicated with during the last six months, who has been the most important for getting your work done? (list 1-5 people) </li></ul>
  13. 15. Personal SNA <ul><li>Consider an important project or initiative that you are involved in. Consider the people who would be influential for gettig it approved or obtaining the resources you need. Who would you talk to to get the support you need? (list 1-5 people) </li></ul>
  14. 16. Personal SNA <ul><li>Who do you socialize with? Socializing includes spending time with people after work hours, visiting one another at home, going to social events, going out for meals and so on. Over the last six months, who are the main people with whom you have socialized informally? (list 1-5 people) </li></ul>
  15. 18. Change
  16. 19. resources <ul><li>The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living | Fritjof Capra </li></ul><ul><li>The Living Company | Arie De Geus </li></ul><ul><li>Presence | Peter Senge </li></ul><ul><li>One From Many: VISA and the Rise of the Chaordic Organization | Dee Hock </li></ul><ul><li>Theory U | C. Otto Scharmer </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy of the Oppressed | Paulo Freire </li></ul>
  17. 20. resources <ul><li>The Tree of Knowledge | Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving Success Through Social Capital: Tapping Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Network | Wayne E. Baker </li></ul><ul><li>A Whole New Mind | Daniel Pink </li></ul><ul><li>The Medici Effect | Frans Johansson </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity Inc. | www.diversityinc.com </li></ul>
  18. 21. resources <ul><li>Leveraging the New Human Capital: Adaptive Strategies, Results Achieved, and Stories of Transformation | Sandra Burud </li></ul><ul><li>The No Asshole Rule | Robert Sutton </li></ul><ul><li>Killing Rage: Ending Racism | bell hooks </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive Advantage Through People: Unleashing the Power of the Work Force | Jeffrey Pfeffer </li></ul>
  19. 22. resources <ul><li>The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools and Societies | Scott E. Page </li></ul><ul><li>Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking | Malcolm Gladwell </li></ul><ul><li>Rise of the Creative Class | Richard Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Social Cognition | Ziva Kunda </li></ul>
  20. 23. Thank You! Joe Gerstandt Illuminating Blind Spots [email_address] www.OurTimeToAct.com 402.740.7081 diversity | inclusion | authenticity | innovation | transformation