Inflection Point 100: Death by Diversity Initiative & The Myth of Meritocracy | KALW

Inflection Point 100: Death by Diversity Initiative & The Myth of Meritocracy

Oct 5, 2018

Organizational psychologist Dr. Barbara Adams says there is transformational power for everyone in diversity and inclusivity. 

But initiatives like employee training days and inclusive hiring aren’t enough. What we need, says Dr. Adams, is a fundamental shift in mindset about our implicit biases and how they affect every aspect of organizations, from design to hiring practices and beyond. And the goal shouldn’t be to eliminate biases, but to acknowledge them and to do the work to ensure that there’s more than one kind of bias in the room when decisions are being made. Listen to my conversation with Dr. Barbara Adams, author of “Women, Minorities and Other Extraordinary People” to see what’s broken about current organizational diversity initiatives and what we can do to create a workplace that works for all of us.