Performing at Our Best -The Impact of Identity and Stereotype Threat on the Workplace
Day 3Session Code: S6-B
When: March 12, 2020
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenter: Rebecca Slaby, AMAZEworks
Prerequisite: Understanding and acceptance of the fact that some identities have more power and privilege than others
How do we show up at work? Do we keep aspects of our identities guarded from others for fear of judgment, discrimination or harassment? Does stereotype threat keep us from performing at our best? Are our workplaces inclusive where every person feels that they can be seen and valued in all of their identities?
The ability of employees to perform at their best may be directly related to how they perceive bias and stereotypes about their identities from others. In our country’s current political and social climate, many of our most vulnerable groups feel targeted and under threat, and staff is likely internalizing negative messages about themselves and others. This ultimately impacts employee engagement and performance.
- Reflect on our own privileged and marginalized identities
- Examine the ways in which we and others have been affected by stereotypes and bias
- Practice tools for becoming consciously aware of our own implicit bias and stereotype threats and taking action toward inclusion and equity