We ran a session recently where a man said that the only way to get people to stop committing microaggressions was to tell everyone when a person commits one. He literally proposed sending out a note to all employees telling them that a colleague had committed one.
This was his basis of thought when it came to microaggressions committed against people who hold the same characteristic as one he has.
Then, in a later part when people were discussing this further and the example came up of a man causing a microaggression against a woman, he wasn’t quite so sure if that same approach should be taken.
Often people are emotionally impacted in one direction with one aspect of EDI and will have very strong views…And then become unsure when a different aspect of EDI comes up and the shoe is on the other foot.
People Teams must be equipped to talk to colleagues when situations like this occur.
Learn more by reading our White Paper on Microaggressions