What would our organization look like if our gender equality goals were met?
Most teams want to be more diverse, they just do not know how to get the conversation started. You are not alone. In fact, the term diversity often triggers those with privilege that do not see themselves as diverse. It does not have to be like that. That is why we have a series of questions focused on how to start this critical, productive conversation with your team and organization.
The first question is a visioning question. I utilize these often in my leadership, career, and leadership workshops. We need to see what is possible. By anchoring to a vision of success, our brains see that it is possible, and map behaviors to support it.
Simply ask your team, or those in your next meeting, “What would our organization look like if our gender equality goals were met?”
I know what you are thinking, people will eye dart and look wild eyed in response. I doubt it. If you do hear crickets, offer this…