Diversity & Inclusion - going beyond Unconscious Bias
Diversity and inclusion is a priority for many companies today. Goals differ. Some companies want to leverage the power of diverse thinking to drive innovation and reduce risk. Others just want to avoid bad PR. In the middle are the companies thinking about access to capable talent as demographics change.
Creating an Inclusive Culture with Business Simulations
We know that increasing diversity and inclusion in leadership roles leads to better business outcomes, yet many organizations aren’t making rapid progress. Unconscious Bias Training–the standard offering—isn’t working. That’s why IndustryMasters set out to create a module designed to build a managers’ capabilities around creating an inclusive environment.
Some of the elements that make our diversity module unique include:
- A strong model based on economics and research: Our team conducted significant research to determine the appropriate model for the D&I module. We developed a model for linking cultural and financial metrics that is both innovative and solidly grounded in research.
- Scenarios with culture trade-offs: A series of challenges are presented over the course of the module based on real-life incidents but without clear responses. Participants must make difficult trade-off decisions that impact inclusion, change, employer brand, and access to talent.
- Fantasy football for talent – Participants select a team and leader to manage a strategic project based on assumptions. Over the course of the module, performance on the projects is tracked.
The Inclusive Leader Business Simulation Module provides an opportunity to test and increase the capabilities of your leaders. The module is available within business simulations designed for individual learners or groups of participants of any size who can gather virtually or in a classroom setting. Our skilled facilitators can deliver or train your team.
Every business in every industry should be having or continuing the important conversation around diversity and inclusion – are you?