Episode 99

Diversity Interventions That Work


January 25th, 2023

16 mins 3 secs

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About this Episode

In this episode, Bob’nJoyce share diversity interventions that worked during their time with Hannaford and Food Lion. On January 17th, the New York Times had an Op. Ed. that questioned the value of diversity training and suggested that it may cause more harm than good. The Op. Ed. made valid research-based criticism so we felt compelled to share interventions that were transformational and improved company culture.

Here are some of the themes we explored:

• Why training is the wrong word and approach for cultural fluency
• Examples of starting a company conversation by celebrating a multitude of difference
• The importance of tolerating the irritation of differences
• High level diversity of all kinds creates health in nature and in companies

Given the explosion of diversity training since the murder of George Floyd, this conversation needs to happen.

Come on in. Grab a snack. Welcome!