How to Encourage White Men to Push for Change

General Motors and Dell, Inc. discuss how they encourage white males to push for change and the benefits of doing so. Key takeaways include:

•  Biases aren’t bad unless they’re acted on. We all have them. It’s what we do with them that can present unintentional and undesirable consequences.

 White men want to engage in diversity initiatives; create space for that to happen.

 Get engaged, starting with employee resource groups.

 Start a dialogue — listening to find commonalties to make a connection, searching for alignment.

 Create an environment where leaders can engage in courageous conversations and feel safe making mistakes.

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