Address your unconscious bias | Lesson 7 / 10

Avoid the Pitfalls of Diversity Efforts

4 min

Quiz 1 of 2

Your colleague wants to make sure she has a diverse group of people giving input into the direction of her new project. How can she help ensure this?

a
Set a quota for the number of people she wants working on the project who represent different demographics.
b
Assemble a group of individuals that have different ways of thinking, without worrying about the other facets of diversity.
c
Identify the categories she feels she needs in order to have a diverse group, then make sure she fills at least 80% of them.
d
Focus on diversity across all spectrums, including diversity of opinion and other qualities that are hard to see.

Quiz 2 of 2

Your friend is on the diversity and inclusion committee at his office. What can he do to ensure diversity efforts don’t result in tokenism?

a
Focus more on structures that result in inclusiveness, rather than focusing on representation from specific demographics.
b
Create ambitious quotas to ensure that even if he can’t achieve them, most demographics will still be well-represented.
c
Only focus on demographics that are unrelated to race or ethnicity, so that he minimizes the risk of creating an uncomfortable space for some people.
d
Eliminate practices like “blind hiring” that give an unfair advantage to people who don’t have prior connections or references within the organization.

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