You are what you measure, what gets measured gets done….’If we want to change what CEOs care about, we should change what we measure’ (Dan Ariely, HBR 2009). Familiar mantras in management, until we get to the representation of women, and then suddenly, measurement is a dirty word.
Why? Why is it that mention of quotas has everyone running to the hills? In one recent US study, only 25% of women and 1% of men supported diversity quotas.
And judging from the…Continue
There is an increasing awareness in organisations that unconscious bias impacts decisions relating to men and women and that this is an important area for change, but less is known about what unconscious bias actually is, how it works and what it takes to change it.
Gender and racial bias have gone somewhat underground in recent times, as people have become increasingly aware that it is not socially acceptable to admit to prejudice nor to discriminate. That however doesn’t…Continue
Stories in yesterday's and today's Age raise interesting issues about the gender wage gap, what causes it, and, interestingly, the impact of transparency of wages and wages gaps.
Research by the Institute for Women's Policy Research in the US led them to suggest "while there is no direct link between pay secrecy and wage discrimination, there is some evidence that pay transparency reduces the gender pay gap." This is good news, as many organisations now seek to redress pay…Continue