Equity & Inclusion
Want to make sure that your management practices and internal operations reflect your organization’s commitment to social justice? In this section, you’ll find tools on how to manage with an equity and inclusion lens.
While we—The Management Center—can’t undo the harms of nearly half a millennium of the degradation and dehumanization of Black people in the United States, we can help envision a path forward for managers and leaders. In this article, we share our best thinking on supporting your staff at a time when things are not okay (and haven't been for a long time).
Making a statement is not enough. Our public displays of anti-racism are only as authentic as our private actions, mindset shifts, and interventions. In this article, we share five things for leaders to consider doing to live by their Black Lives Matter solidarity statements.
In response to the anti-Black racism and violence of the last few weeks, our CEO Jerry Hauser reflects on standing in solidarity with Black folks, The Management Center's journey in becoming an anti-racist organization, and how management can be a force for social justice.
Use this starter kit to help you create and use your own hiring rubrics.
Make sure your goals have an equity and inclusion component by using this SMARTIE goals worksheet.
Check out some examples of PTR in action, and how to manage towards your requirements with your preferences and traditions in mind.
Need inspiration for goal-setting? Check out our goals bank for examples of SMARTIE goals!
Here’s our quick-start guide for FAIR, a four-step decision-making approach that gives those most impacted by a decision the opportunity to help shape it.
Check out these examples of fair process, a four-step decision-making approach that gives those most impacted by a decision the opportunity to help shape it.
Check out an example of how to use the PARTNER framework for receiving DICEY feedback that's related to diversity, inclusion, culture, equity, or you.
Check out these examples of how key decision-making opportunities, known as "choice points," can be used to advance racial equity and inclusion.
Use this template to reflect on your interactions with team members, help you spot disparities, check for bias, and focus on equity and inclusion.
Here is a list of some of the most common choice points, or key decision-making opportunities, managers face that may have equity and inclusion impacts.
- Where should I post my open jobs?
- Four Ways to Mitigate Bias in Performance Evaluations
- Using Choice Points to Advance Racial Equity and Inclusion
- How to Receive DICEY Feedback
- How to Spot DICEY Feedback
- Using Fair Process to Make Better Decisions
- “That’s how we’ve always done it!” (A guide to using PTR)
- Tips for Writing SMARTIE Goals
- Equity Rationale: Why You Need One, and How To Get Started
- Mitigate Bias in Hiring With a Simple Rubric
- 3 Ways to Test for Racial Equity & Inclusion Competency
- How to Make the Implicit Explicit … and Increase Your Team’s Ability to Get Excellent Results
- Resources on Sexual Harassment and Assault