Step Up: Equity Matters creates innovative, experiential, and engaging workshops to produce inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplaces. Focused on different scenarios where unconscious bias negatively affects the workplace, these workshops provide clarity on the causes of low diversity and inclusion levels.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
EVERY PERSON HAS VALUE
The moral or social justice case asserts that each person has value to contribute and that we must address barriers and historical factors that have led to unfair conditions for marginalized populations.
DIVERSE TALENT POOLS ARE STRONGER
The economic case is that organizations and countries that tap into diverse talent pools are stronger and more efficient. Economists see discrimination as economic inefficiency – the result of a systematic misallocation of human resources.
REFLECT YOUR DIVERSE CUSTOMER BASE
The market case states that organizations will better serve their customers if they reflect the diversity of their market base. A dramatic demographic shift is underway in the U.S., which will be majority non-white around 2043 according to the Census Bureau.
DIVERSE TEAMS LEAD TO BETTER OUTPUTS
Mathematical modeling & case studies show diversity leads to increased productivity; diverse groups of problem solvers outperform groups of the ‘best’ individuals at solving problems.