Here's the deal.
Creating a workplace where all employees feel welcomed and valued takes work. It involves appreciating what makes each person unique and creating a space where everyone feels like they belong.
To create this culture, we must undo years of brainwashing that is revealed in our unconscious bias and stereotypical-thinking. The resulting micro-aggressions aren't always apparent to ourselves or the victim. And so our challenge is to push back against these ingrained viewpoints and replace them with more accepting ways of thinking about each other. In doing so, we improve the way we interact with those around us.
DICE sessions are a wonderful way for businesses to engage all employees in their diversity, inclusion, and collaboration goals. But you don't have to wait until DICE comes to your organization. In fact, by digging deeper into the concepts of diversity and inclusion, you're doing your company a huge favor.
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Take a look at the following recommendations. They're a great starting point in your journey to become the best you, and the best resource for your organization!
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Implicit Bias Test
Many of our actions are fueled by beliefs and stereotypes that exist right below our conscious awareness. These biases are called implicit bias and they affect the way we act and treat others every day! Find out what's hidden in your subconscious with one of the many tests offered by Project Implicit.
Emotional Intelligence Test
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to recognize emotions in yourself and others, and to use this understanding to guide thinking, behavior, and to adjust ones emotions as needed. Your EQ is just as important, if not more important than your Intelligence Quotient (IQ). Test your EQ below.
Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings of another person from their point of view. It involves the ability to place yourself in their shoes to better understand what they are feeling. It's a skill that comes in handy across all aspects of personal and professional life. How empathetic are you?