Episode 8: Speaking out

What do we mean by Speaking Out? Why is it so important in the field of Diversity and Inclusion?

If we want to encourage people to speak out, how do we create a culture in the workplace – a safe environment – where people feel able to speak up and address issues before they escalate? And how can people raise a point in a non-confrontational, respectful manner?

How does speaking out help the working environment?

Can you think of any examples of where NOT speaking out has had a detrimental effect on an organisation or its staff?

How can we become better at these behaviours? What tips and advice can you give to listeners who want to improve in this area?

This episode answers these and many more questions about Inclusive Behaviour #8: Speaking Out.

Episode 7: Use of language

What do we mean by Use of Language?

Why is it so important in the field of Diversity and Inclusion?

It’s been said that words alone can activate our pain matrix, from physical to psychological pain. Is this true?

How do we know what’s acceptable language and what isn’t?

It’s clear that we need to become more mindful of how we use language. But how do we do this without it becoming a huge amount of effort?

This episode answers these and many more questions about Inclusive Behaviour #7: Use of Language

Episode 6: Valuing Difference

What do we mean by Valuing Difference? Why is it so important in the field of Diversity and Inclusion? How can you show this competency as a leader? If we recognise that someone else’s opinion is different from our own, how do we deal with it?  In the course of your work with organisations, are there any recurring questions that come up about valuing difference?

This episode answers these and many more questions about Inclusive Behaviour #6: Valuing Difference

Episode 5: Humility & Vulnerability

What do we mean by Humility and Vulnerability? Why is it so important in the field of Diversity and Inclusion? What does it look like in the workplace? With leadership?  How do we become better at it?

This episode answers these and many more questions about Inclusive Behaviour #5: Humility & Vulnerability

Episode 4: Inclusive Behaviour – Personal Values

In our first series we cover the Voice At The Table Inclusive Behaviours.  There are 8 of them.  In this episode, we look at the importance of Personal Values (Inclusive Behaviour #4).  What are personal values in the context of Inclusion?  How are they relevant to making our environment more inclusive?  What do we do once we identify our personal values? 

Listen to this episode to get answers to these and other questions.

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Episode 3: Mitigating Bias

In this episode, Melissa and Rina discuss Unconscious Bias: how the mind works, why it’s a problem and how to mitigate it.  

Unconscious Bias in a natural brain process – our brain sorts things into patterns so that we can learn from these patterns.  But sometimes, these patterns are far too simplistic when it comes to complex beings.  Like people.  So how do we ensure that we don’t apply the simple patterns formed in our brains to complex situations?  Listen to our podcast to find out.

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Inclusive Behaviour #2: Listening

In our second episode of Inclusion Insights, we look at the importance of Listening in order to create a more inclusive environment around us.  We look at what good listening means, who are the people who are good listeners, and why it’s important.  We share our tips on how to get better at inclusive listening.

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Inclusive Behaviour 1: Empathy

We all know what Empathy is – it’s the ability to accurately put yourself  “in someone else’s shoes”– to understand the other’s situation, perceptions and feelings from their point of view – and to be able to communicate that understanding back to the other person.   

Empathy is an important part of Inclusion because it allows us to start building bridges with people we cannot easily empathise with.

Do we always act with Empathy?  Sure, when we are with a person like us, we do.  But what about others we don’t know well?  People from different cultures and backgrounds?  People who grew up in circumstances we cannot imagine or know about?  How do we step into their shoes?

Growing your Empathy muscle requires effort.  In this episode we discuss the different ways in which people show empathy, where it’s lacking and how to notice it.  We also share with you our memorable acronym that helps with being more empathetic.  

We’d love your comments to this episode and examples when you found it easy and/or difficult to show empathy – in the workplace or in your personal life.  Let us know how and whether you can relate to our stories and how we can make Empathy even more accessible to more people.  

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