Fear and perfectionism seem to stop quite a few essential conversations. One of them is a routine callout of implicit bias in a professional and non-emotionally charged way. A simple, “hey, that’s not cool” can elicit defensiveness, fear, and even aggression. So much so that many avoid the callout in the first place. Which, of course, breeds mistrust.
So how do we break this cycle and start to find safe and effective ways to callout biases, react professionally, and move forward together in clarity and with accountability?
By doing just that. With the help of a purple flag. Or something like it. Listen in as Michelle and JoyGenea discuss an idea brought forward in a TED talk and how it might apply to all our workspaces.