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The Element of Inclusio‪n‬ Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey Diversity & Inclusion I Broadcaster I Speaker I Protagonist

    • Management
    • 4.5 • 72 Ratings

Hosted by Dr. Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey



Every week we inform and educate using applied research and thought leadership



Get your pen and paper ready because this is one of the world’s most valuable resources to help you on your Inclusion journey.



We provide book reviews, research breakdowns, explainers, opinion pieces, interviews and much more



We’re on a mission to help a million people like you to make your workplace more inclusive



To continue the conversation join us on Linkedin: The Element of Inclusion Community



We’re on a mission to help a million people like you to make your workplace more inclusive



To continue the conversation join us on Linkedin: The Element of Inclusion Community

    The Platitude Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

    The Platitude Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

    There’s nothing like a platitude when you don’t quite know what to say.

    The problem is, when it comes to Diversity and Inclusion. It feels like it’s happening a lot more than it should

    In today’s show we discuss several things including:



    * The increasing use of platitudes in Diversity Narratives

    * A hidden meaning of the use of platitudes in Inclusion

    * How you can avoid using platitudes when you speak and much more



    Platitudes are something we all use in our lives

    “Have you ever been in a situation where you didn’t know the appropriate thing to say; so you just said something that you thought would make the other person feel better?”

    Platitudes are on the increase in Diversity and Inclusion

    “Don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself, here’s a little game we can play over the next week”

    Platitudes can be a hiding places for those who don’t know what to say

    “It may be a signal that the person or people doesn’t know what to say but just wants to make you feel good.”

    SHOWNOTES

    Definition of platitude

    3 Types of Inclusion You Need to Understand

    6 Inclusive Themes You Can’t Afford To Ignore

    3 Reasons Why “Bring Your Whole Self” Is Such Bad Advice For Diversity

    Why Being Told To “Get A Mentor” Is Such Bad Advice For Inclusion

    Here’s When Diversity Networks Don’t Create Equality [Research Breakdown]

    Platitude – Wikipedia

    Platitude meaning – Google Search

    • 6 min
    6 Inclusive Themes You Can’t Afford To Ignore

    6 Inclusive Themes You Can’t Afford To Ignore

    Inclusion, Inclusion, Inclusion often leads to Confusion, confusion, confusion

    We’re going to address this directly today

    Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about 6 inclusive themes that you can’t afford to ignore

    In today’s show we discuss several things including:



    * An research based approach to Inclusion

    * Details about what Inclusion means for you

    * An area of the research that we’ve overlooked and much more



    The research on inclusion is by no means complete

    “physical safety associated with sharing different opinions and views from others” This is something that I think is overlooked, certainly by me. This is something we’ll explore in the future.

    Inclusion is a lot more than how a person feels

    “You can recognise this when employees believe that their ideas, their perspectives are influential, they’re listened to. It’s when the people have voice and the voice of the people is turned into action through decisions”

    Inclusion affects your day to day work

    You didn’t get told about the regular meeting that would have made the whole thing easier. I hear about stuff like this all the time. It’s a lot more common than you think. There’s a lack of inclusion if there’s a lack of “involvement in the work group”

    SHOWNOTES

    3 Types of Inclusion You Need to Understand

    3 Types of Diversity You Need To Understand To Create Inclusion

    3 Reasons Why “Bring Your Whole Self” Is Such Bad Advice For Diversity

    Inclusive workplaces: A review and model

    • 10 min
    3 Types of Inclusion You Need to Understand

    3 Types of Inclusion You Need to Understand

    You can’t always tell what people mean when they talk about Inclusion, sometimes it gets mixed up with belonging and it can get really confusing

    But I’m going to help you cut through the confusion

    Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about 3 types of inclusion that you need to understand if you want to see change in your workplace

    In today’s show we discuss several things including:



    * An introduction to the meaning of Inclusion

    * The relationship between Inclusion and performance

    * Distinguishing Belonging and Uniqueness from Inclusion and much more



    Work Group Inclusion

    “Work group inclusion is associated with positive outcomes like job satisfaction, organizational commitment, job performance, well-being. There’s a long list, you hear people throwing out random bits of research all the time but it’s not always put into context.”

    Leader Inclusion

    “Research suggests that inclusive leaders are important for facilitating performance in teams. Inclusive leaders enhance identification with the team which in turn improves team performance.”

    Organisational Inclusion

    “Perceived organisational inclusion refers to individual-level perceptions of an employee’s inclusion in the organization, this tends to be what people mean when they use the term inclusion generically”

    SHOWNOTES

    Inclusive workplaces: A review and model

    3 Types of Diversity You Need To Understand To Create Inclusion

    • 7 min
    The Relationship Between Conformity & Inequality At Work

    The Relationship Between Conformity & Inequality At Work

    Conformity at work has a dark side that not enough people talk about

    Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about the dark side of conformity at work

    In todays show we discuss several things including:



    * Conformity as a Survival Mechanism

    * The relationship between Façades of Conformity and Burnout

    * The Flip side of Conformity and much more



    Facades of conformity can lead to “bad” behaviour

    “what if conformity causes issues like leaving bad decisions unchecked; or repeating old mistakes.  The old way of doing things”

    Facades of conformity are related to employee burnout

    “Professor Hewlin found a strong relationship between facades of conformity and emotional exhaustion.. therefore burnout”

    What if it’s the organisations that are putting on the Façade?

    “Of course, I’m speaking hypothetically, but what if organisations are pretending to share the perceived values of the employees?”

    SHOWNOTES

    How Façades of Conformity Reveal An Inclusion Issue

    “And the Award for Best Actor Goes to…: Facades of Conformity in Organizational Settings”

    The Performance of Self In Everyday Life  [Book Review]

    3 Reasons Why “Bring Your Whole Self” Is Such Bad Advice For Diversity

    The 3 Types Of Burnout Employees Experience But No One Talks About

    • 7 min
    How Façades of Conformity Reveal An Inclusion Issue

    How Façades of Conformity Reveal An Inclusion Issue

    Have you ever pretended to be something you’re not in order to get along at work?

    We’ll you’re not alone.. problem is.. this can have long term negative effects

    Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about facades of conformity

    In todays show we discuss several things including:



    * Why Façades of Conformity are important to understand

    * My personal experience of creating Façades of Conformity

    * The damage caused by Façades of Conformity and much more



    Façades of Conformity mask your true self

    “When you create a façade of conformity, you end up suppressing your personal values while pretending to express values that you don’t hold.”

    Façades of Conformity are both verbal and non-verbal

    “It can be non-verbal, this includes the way you dress, even nodding in agreement with people can be a façade of conformity”

    Façades of Conformity are a response to conflict

    “That means you know there’s a conflict; you know there’s an issue and you’re choosing to create the façade. I did.”

    SHOWNOTES

    “And the Award for Best Actor Goes to…: Facades of Conformity in Organizational Settings”

    The Performance of Self In Everyday Life  [Book Review]

    3 Reasons Why “Bring Your Whole Self” Is Such Bad Advice For Diversity

    • 9 min
    The Hill We Climb: An Inclusive Perspective

    The Hill We Climb: An Inclusive Perspective

    Sometimes all this Diversity and Inclusion stuff feels a bit heavy, like an uphill struggle

    But there is hope in places you don’t always expect to find it

    Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about three inclusive themes that I found from the poem, The Hill We climb

    In todays show we discuss several things including:



    * The bias you’ll find in this show

    * The inspiration we took from a poem

    * How we need to manage an Inclusive Inheritance and much more



    We’ve got a Hill to climb but it’s not all doom and gloom

    “Sometimes you may need a boost, you may need encouragement and you can rely on us to help you with that. It also means we should take inspiration where we find it”

    We’re going to avoid false conflict

    “this is something I come across all the time with our clients, the way that diversity and inclusion is discussed is often pretty lazy by people who know a little bit but not enough and this is why you often get this idea of false conflict”

    We’re going to be unafraid

    “That’s what I want for you, to create spaces where you can step out of the shade. Where you can be unafraid”

    SHOWNOTES

    The 3 Types Of Burnout Employees Experience But No One Talks About

    Mental: Everything You Never Knew You Needed to Know about Mental Health [Book Review]

    How To be An Antiracist  [Book Review]

    Disability The Basics [Book Review]

    Transcript of Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem

    • 12 min

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