Don’t assume everyone gets it.
Even if you think everyone is on board, it’s important to pause, take stock and educate your team about diversity issues. Avivah notes the importance of taking cultural context into account in interventions to improve the gender balance.
Feedback pushes the flywheel.
As leaders become more skilled at inclusive leadership, they often start to receive positive feedback and become more excited. This positive feedback loop is critical to sustained and successful diversity initiatives.
Engage the next generation.
As men are becoming more involved in raising kids, there is a new leveling occurring in gender expectations. Organizations have an opportunity to take advantage of this shift to create cultures that more fully support all employees.
"Meaningful, lasting behavioral change is a complex process, requiring timely personalized guidance. Startups like Valence (formerly Shift) provide teams with a fabric of interactive activities that emphasize mutual feedback and allow them to learn on the job while doing the work they always do."