Think Slow: How unconscious bias impacts the workplace

Originally published in the BCCJ Acumen, April 2014 by Suzanne Price Many human resources departments work hard to remove intentional bias from the workplace, yet unconscious bias is rife. Mostly because, well … it’s unconscious. Since I spend a lot of time talking with senior managers about diversity and inclusion, I often hear them claim […]

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Diversity Beyond Gender: LGBT

Originally published in the BCCJ Acumen, January 2014 by Suzanne Price As part of its “Diversity Beyond Gender” series, the BCCJ hosted a panel discussion on 26 November concerning the inclusion of people who may be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT). Given that so many clients tell me they “are not ready for LGBT […]

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Diversity and Inclusion— Where to Start?

Originally published in BCCJ Acumen, October 2013 Available in Japanese by Suzanne Price The idea that diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a business imperative has finally hit home. Firms appreciate the competitive advantages to be gained by diversifying their talent pool. Global jinzai (talent) is one example of the opportunities that come with D&I. Recruiting […]

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Diversity and Inclusion: Working from the Top Down

Originally published in the ACCJ Journal, December 2012 by Suzanne Price Diversity and inclusion: two words that are talked about in business circles but not always taken seriously by senior or middle-managers. Paying D&I lip service because “it is the right thing to do” will not have much impact if there is no buy-in by […]

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Moving the Needle: A Threefold Approach to Diversity

Originally published in The HR Agenda, October, 2012 Available in Japanese by Suzanne Price In order to improve diversity and inclusion, organizations must strive to create conditions for non-dominant groups to enter the leadership pipeline. In this article Suzanne Price argues that real change can only be brought about by addressing employees’ mindsets. She talks […]

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Women: The Most Underused Resource in Japan

Originally published in Japan Spotlight, June, 2010 Japan Economic Foundation by Suzanne Price Throughout the world, there is a business case for investment in a diverse workforce and the infrastructure for diverse talent to thrive. In Japan, while many aspects of diversity need to be addressed, women are by far the most underutilized resource available […]

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