July 31, 2019

Managing Micro-Inequities for a Better Workplace, with Sara Taylor

Episode 19:

Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota for three years.

Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” that explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • What micro-inequities are and where they come from
  • Examples of micro-inequities that people may experience on a daily basis, including Sara’s own examples
  • The innocent, “hand slap” nature of micro-inequities and why that makes them that much more dangerous
  • “Stupid question syndrome” and its impact on others
  • The intent vs. impact dichotomy and how to reframe your perspective on interactions with others
  • How to stop, slow down one’s thoughts, and reevaluate what you want to say and why you want to say it
  • What your organization can do to address micro-inequities and create an inclusive, safe work environment

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