Category: News & Knowledge

The Perils of Ignoring Diversity

A Case of Inclusion Illiteracy As much as diversity is incomplete without a culture of inclusiveness, so inclusion is incomplete without encompassing employees as well as customers of an organisation. Customers desire to be inclusively treated by organisations as much as employees do. And like employees they will be extremely sensitive as to how inclusive …

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Can a cake spoil a gay wedding?

Australians who received with joy and satisfaction the news that same-sex marriage is now legal in our country must have been outraged by a disconcerting legal battle that is taking place in the USA. At about the same time that the Australian parliament was putting the finishing touches to the law allowing gay marriage, the …

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Harassment, Everyday Sexism and Simple Flirting: What’s the Difference?

Sexism and Harassment Are Still With Us In recent years the focus on how unconscious bias hampers the advancement of women and diverse individuals at work has unnecessarily, caused attention to be diverted from a different problem which has never really gone away, namely the pernicious effects of deliberate everyday sexism and the blight which is closely …

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Reflections on a tumultuous period for race and gender diversity

RACISM RE-SURFACES IN DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES Working  across two continents in the US and UK over the last six weeks with a focus on  positioning a multinational to leverage the full value  diversity has to add in the workplace,  I have ironically been exposed to disturbingly public displays of intolerance  and inter-racial animosity . These incidents …

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Heather Price: CEO of Symmetra on the paradox of delivering Unconscious bias training in corporate USA amidst the gaining popularity of Trump

Symmetra has been delivering unconscious bias training to leaders across the globe over the past 6 years which has included working with many large corporations in the USA, some of whom have become outstanding exemplars of workplace diversity and inclusion. On my most recent working journey this month in the USA I have found it …

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FlexAgility with Heather Price of Symmetra

  Which workshop have you chosen to be a part of the DIAN Professional Series and why? I have chosen to run a workshop on FlexAgility because it has become clear to me that flexible working is dependent on so much more than a cutting edge policy. It has become smart business strategy and requires …

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