The hurdles women face when trying to climb the career ladder are real. They have to fight many biases that hold them back. When building your performance management system and promotion criteria, stop relying on “future potential” as a reliable metric, or at least try to make it as objective as possible.
Why There Are So Few Women In Technology
To have more women in IT, we need to give them more female role models to follow. It means giving more women a chance to succeed in technology to show the little girls a potential future.
Stop Hiring For Cultural Fit, Do This Instead
Instead of hiring those similar to you, hire those whose values align with the company’s values, regardless of their cultural and educational background and lifestyle choices. When values drive your interview process, you still hire the right people, but they won’t be all the same.
How To Hire A More Diverse Team
To build more diversity into the organization, design the recruitment process in a way that mitigates unconscious biases. You will create a more equitable hiring practice, give everyone a fair chance, and ultimately build a more diverse organization.
Diversity And Your Broken Recruitment Process
Focusing on diversity can significantly improve your success in the job market by expanding the talent pool available to you. Be more open-minded and inclusive and you will find many great candidates who will do a fantastic job once they get a chance.
Performance Management And The Paradox Of Meritocracy
To build a genuinely meritocratic system, it is not enough to claim the value of meritocracy. You need to design processes and policies in a way that limits the opportunity for biases and prejudices to come into play, and that often means relying more on algorithms, transparency, and accountability and less on managerial discretion.
How To Recognize And Fight Bias In The Workplace
Most of the bias in an organization doesn’t spur form bigotry, racism, or outgroup derogation. It is merely a convenience that is at fault. We prioritize what is comfortable, what is known, and therefore we favor those in our in-group.
How To Build Inclusive Culture
Have you hired a diverse team, and you can’t see any benefits for the organization? If that is all you have done, then chances are you have more friction, demotivated employees, and bigger attrition among minorities. What went wrong? Diversity… Read More ›
How Diversity Works And Why It Matters
Hiring for cultural richness can be a bit counterintuitive when we are conditioned to hire for cultural fit. Cultural fit helps to remove friction from the conversation. If everyone has the same thoughts, there is no opposition and no arguments…. Read More ›
Why Are There So Many Narcissistic Leaders?
Having the right leader in charge is critical to the success of the organization. Only when employees benefit from the skills, attitude, and work of the leader, you have the right person in the job. The right leader will boost… Read More ›