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DIVERSITY AND UNCONSCIOUS BIAS

How to achieve the diversity bonus

Diversity bonus unconscious bias management

Diversity and unconscious bias

Collaboration in diverse teams reveals differences in expectations, working methods, ways of thinking etc., which can complicate the collaboration. But working in diverse groups also has great potential. Studies show that diverse teams have the potential to perform and innovate about 30% better than non-diverse teams. Diversity in groups can, in other words, both be an obstacle and a competitive advantage for your organization / team. It takes more than just setting a diverse group – it takes an inclusive mindset to achieve the DIVERSITY BONUS, where you truly benefit from the cognitive diversity of your team members and the range of perspectives, creativity and innovation this offers.

During the workshop, you will gain new evidence-based knowledge about how diversity factors such as cultural background, gender, personality, professional background and age may influence each team member’s preferences, and we will discuss how unconscious bias may influence your behaviour and cooperation. You will make strategies for how you as an individual, and you as part of a team, can train an inclusive mindset.

Furthermore will get tools and develop competences to become a more inclusive leader/colleague. The workshops on diversity and unconscious bias are interactive with exercises and reflections to assure that the new knowledge transfers into competences and inclusive behaviour.

During the workshop, we will work with the following topics: 

  • Understanding how diversity factors can improve ‘cognitive diversity’
    • Culture (national, organizational)
    • Gender
    • Personality types
    • Age
    • Professional background
  • Challenge your unconscious bias
  • What is an inclusive mindset, and what does it take to develop it?
  • Achieving the diversity bonus:
    • Hands-on strategies to work effectively across these differences and how to benefit from the cognitive diversity in the group
  • From theory to practice:
    • Diversity teams: Playing it out in simulated real life situations 
  • Building personal – and team strategies on how to acheive the diversity bonus and how to develop a more inclusive mindset (collectively or individually
 

YOU SHOULD CHOOSE THIS WORKSHOP IF

  • You are a team with team members with different backgrounds 
  • You are a manager who wants to focus on diversity and unconscious bias within your team/organization
 

THIS WORKSHOP WILL GIVE, AMONGST OTHER THINGS

Specific knowledge about

  • How to achieve the diversity bonus in your team
  • Which tools and develop competences to use to become a more inclusive leader/colleague
  • How to make strategies for how you as an individual and as a team
  • How to train an inclusive mindset
 

Competencies to

  • Create a more inclusive team
  • Motivate your team with a focus on unconscious bias 
  • Give appropriate feedback
  • Achieve the competitive advantage your diverse team holds 
 

WORKSHOPS, COURSES, LECTURES OR ONE-TO-ONE TRAINING?

We are happy to advise on which form of training is most relevant to you regarding diversity and unconscious bias. Read more here.

”Our session with Signe Ørom was a refreshing wake up call, giving a view of the perceived, misunderstood as well as more scientifically founded difference between us all. I´m sure it will help us in working even better together”
FOCUS ON YOUR NEEDS

We always focus on your specific needs and put together a program that is based on your reality and industry. Before the training, you will therefore receive a questionnaire so that from your answers, we can clarify your needs and challenges. We tailor your workshop, course or lecture based on the knowledge from the questionnaires and dialogues with you.