By C. McEwen, A. Pullen and C. Rhodes Does unconscious bias training address inequality? Can it make things worse? We address these questions in a short piece for The Sydney Morning Herald's The Lowdown. Based on early results from our research, we found that unconscious bias training is blinding Australian business to the realities of … Continue reading Not all awareness training impacts inequalities equally
Bringing about change in an organization is challenging even for organizations that anticipate the business case benefits of diversity interventions.
Given that all of our case organizations are affected by the lockdown and our main methods are observation and interviews, we have needed to rethink our data collection, and our interactions with organizations and key individuals.
In this blogpost, we suggest that leadership can advance diversity and equality in organisations by incorporating a more radical and transversal politics.
This article was originally published at Aeon and has been republished under Creative Commons. Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty. Google employees in Dublin, Ireland, join others from around the world in protest over claims of sexual harassment, gender inequality and systemic racism at the tech giant. By Carl Rhodes In November last year, … Continue reading Solidarity is not dead: how workers can force progressive change
We have been working on a way to bridge intersectionality research and relational leadership research to better register the complex intersections of difference that shape how identities are developed and enacted in organizational settings, with a focus on how leadership practices can create and perpetuate regimes of inequality, discrimination and oppression.
Gillette’s campaign exemplifies a new type of corporate political activism where corporations and their chief executives publicly back progressive social and political causes.
There is more to the resurgence of cultural and gender politics in Australia than the playing out democratic differences. There is also the acting out of white male privilege in a democracy fast turning to tyranny.
There is much more work that really needs to be done before gender equality at work becomes ingrained in Australian business values on its own terms.
Do CEOs really add so much to a company that they deserve these gargantuan salaries? Rhodes argues that the level of CEO pay reflects an elitist corporate culture of privilege and entitlement, dominated by middle-aged white men whose singular responsibility for corporate success is hugely overstated at best.