Gender Equality Network - Nudge It: Building inclusion through behavioural design

15 May 2018

Has your organisation relied on unconscious bias training to disrupt bias and help build inclusion? If so, it might be time to start thinking about adding inclusion nudges to your suite of D&I initiatives.

Research tells us that awareness raising training can lead to more bias as it gives us false confidence that, now we know about unconscious bias, we won’t make biased decisions.

Consequently, organisations are increasingly adopting inclusion nudges to outsmart unconscious biases that can occur in critical decision-making situations such as recruitment, promotion, remuneration, and work redesign.  This approach involves designing people processes to ‘nudge’ employees towards more inclusive practices.

Come along to this event to hear DCA Research Director Dr Jane O'Leary provide an evidence-based overview of inclusion nudges – what they are, why they’re important, and some leading practice examples. We will also hear from DCA member organisations who have implemented inclusion nudges in their own workplaces and can talk about the challenges and opportunities of this innovative approach to building inclusion.

The panel includes:

  • Andrea Willis, Senior Adviser, Projects (A/g), BETA, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Linda Fardell, Program Manager, Human Resources Branch, People, Culture and Communication Division of Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Chris French, Operations Manager – Victoria, GHD
  • Barbara Taylor, Head of Talent, Inclusion & Diversity, KPMG Australia


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