Further National news coverage for DiverseCity Think Tank, which claims UK companies are “wasting” millions each year on “futile” programmes to eradicate racial bias.
There has been further national media coverage for workplace bias and diversity, equity, and inclusion consultancy DiverseCity Think Tank.
Newspapers including the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph (print), Daily Express (print), and Metro (print) have reported on a warning by DiverseCity Think Tank founder Buki Mosaku that British companies are “wasting” millions of pounds each year on “futile” programmes to eradicate racial bias that will never help black and ethnic minority employees break through the glass ceiling.
Racial bias in the British workplace cannot be eradicated because humans are hardwired to be biased, it is claimed.
Prevention or ‘eye-opener’ strategies designed to teach white leaders and staff to be aware of and check their own prejudices before interacting with, and making decisions that affect, minority colleagues are therefore “doomed to failure” from the outset.
Mosaku, author of I Don’t Understand”: Navigating Unconscious Bias in the Workplace, says that the lack of black and ethnic staff on the boards of Britain’s biggest companies only underlines the failure of traditional approaches to tackling prejudice.
Instead, he advises that the only effective solution to tackling career-stifling bias, which in turn contributes to underrepresentation of black minorities in senior roles, is to call-out racial bias “in the moment”.
Buki, whose consultancy provides bias navigation training to national and multinational corporate giants including JP Morgan, Sky TV, RSA, and Aon, teaches white and ethnic minority professionals alike to handle bias through his own IDU? Methodology.
Based on asking the simple question, “I don’t understand?”, the IDU? Methodology is designed to enable staff to discover if unconscious bias is or isn’t a factor in career-related decisions.
For all media requests, including interviews with work bias expert Buki Mosaku, or review copies of I Don’t Understand, contact publicist Anthony Harvison.