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ByJoanne Lockwood

Why is it important for organisations to ensure they are establishing a psychologically safe environment for their staff and colleagues?

Psychological safety is important for employees at all levels to feel safe and included. This is because psychological safety allows employees to feel comfortable discussing problems and issues they are experiencing at work, without fear of repercussions. This in turn leads to a better understanding of the problem and potential solutions being found more quickly. Additionally, employees who feel psychologically safe are more likely to take risks and be innovative, which can lead to better business outcomes.

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ByJoanne Lockwood

What is IDAHOBIT and what does it stand for?

IDAHOBIT stands for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia. It is an annual celebration that takes place on May 17th to commemorate the day in 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders. The day is now observed in over 130 countries around the world, with a particular focus on raising awareness of the discrimination and violence faced by LGBTIQ+ people.

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ByJoanne Lockwood

Why Transformation Leadership can be key to achieving your diversity and inclusion vision

In order for organisations to thrive in an ever-changing business landscape, it is essential that they possess the ability to adapt and change quickly. This is where transformation leadership can be extremely beneficial.

Transformation leadership is a leadership style that focuses on leading change within an organisation to achieve specific goals. Transformation leaders are typically forward-thinking and have the ability to see the big picture, which allows them to develop strategies and plans that will help their organisations achieve their goals.

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ByJoanne Lockwood

Tolerance should not be taken to the extreme

We are starting to understand the negative impact social media is having on our lives – the ability of radical or extreme views to be shared without apparent consequence or restriction.

The impact that Facebook’s algorithms have in amplifying divisive content is better understood, and it has been known for a while that platforms such as Twitter allow people to hide with anonymity while promoting radical views that generate followers. Everyone can be an author, publisher and influencer from the comfort of their armchair, and we need to better understand who we can trust.

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ByJoanne Lockwood

Clean the toxic tank ere adding new fish

I was at an RAF reunion on Saturday evening in London. Having all long since gone our separate ways to build families and careers, we were a mixed bunch from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, but predominantly straight, white, and male.

When working in diversity and inclusion it is easy to fall into the echo chamber where everyone has similar thoughts and beliefs around building an equitable society and workplace. What struck me about this cohort at the reunion was the difference of views to my own.

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SEE Change Happen: Transgender Awareness & Inclusion