Mindless clicks no more! Bridging the gap between digital and in-person experiences to build workplace inclusion
20-minute Spotlight Sessions
Day 2Session Code: Spotlight
When: April 17, 2019
Track: Innovation & Transformation
Presenter: Dr. Michael Baran, inQUEST Consulting
Companies these days feel compelled to include some digital component to their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy. They recognize the benefits of being able to scale a training or activity to large numbers of people quickly and cost-effectively. However, these digital solutions often replace in-person experiences rather than complementing them. If we are going to truly increase workplace inclusion, we need solutions that bridge the gap between the digital and in-person experiences. In this session, Dr. Michael Baran, will describe a system that bridges the gap. He will describe the “Yellow Card System” designed to increase recognition of microaggressions and facilitate conversations following when a microaggression has occurred. The system is complemented by a digital “practice” where employees practice recognizing, understanding, and reacting to different microaggression scenarios on their own, in order to improve their performance in-person when it really matters.