BY AMBER MADISON
Everyone’s in a different place when it comes to diversity and inclusion. This handy matrix can help you utilize all of them.
As someone who develops programming to foster more inclusive workplaces, the biggest challenge I face (and I know I’m not alone in this) is tailoring conversations about diversity and inclusion to everybody in the room. Not only are some people more informed than others, but some are more receptive to the need for change in the first place. Preaching to the choir isn’t ultimately the most effective way to drive change. So I created this chart to give leaders a framework for how to best utilize each one of these archetypes to advance diversity and inclusion (D&I) goals.
Here’s who those four archetypes are, and how your company can approach each one.
Amber Madison is the founder of Peoplism, a comprehensive program to help people challenge and change their biases and create more inclusive companies. She is also a licensed therapist, and an over-analyzer who likes to think through actions 10 steps ahead.