NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
Catalyst released a new report as part of its Engaging Men series, which aims to identify the critical role men (particularly white men) play in creating inclusive workplaces, starting with inclusive leadership.The authors explain:
“In a rarely done study, Catalyst surveyed a group of Rockwell Automation people managers—mostly white men—and examined the effect that a company-sponsored leadership development program had on these employees’ work lives as well as on the work lives of their closest colleagues. Over the course of just four months, we found evidence that the program, conducted by a group known as White Men as Full Diversity Partners, did, in fact, have a transformative effect, shifting both the mindsets and behaviors of participants.”
Catalyst studied the approach used at one company, Rockwell Automation, and put together a free research report that found participants became far more accepting of the notion of white male privilegeandshowed improvement in five critical diversity-related, relationship-building behaviors:
- Critical thinking about social groups.
- Increased personal responsibility for being inclusive.
- Inquiring across differences.
- Listening to others with empathy.
- Addressing difficult issues related to diversity and differences.
Participants’ colleagues also noticed changes in participants’ behavior claiming to have experienced less workplace incivility and hearing less negative gossip from them.
Read the Full Article: Paying It Forward Pays Back for Business Leaders via www.catalyst.org