What do we need to learn about Civility? Meet Sejal Thakkar who is a Civility Trainer, she says we need to have more companies to become anti-racist and less micro-aggressive.
There is so much to Learn and Understand about these topics and about each other. As a thought leader, this has been her calling to get the message out what she wants people to know about.
People and Culture | TEDx Speaker | I Educate and Empower Others to Create Positive, Safe, and Inclusive Workplaces | Proud Mompreneur | Recovering Employment Lawyer,
Everyone has a responsibility to monitor their own behavior to ensure that it is appropriate for the workplace and they are supporting an inclusive work environment. I will provide simple tools to help gain awareness of unconscious bias in the workplace. The real danger of unconscious bias is that it divides people into an us vs. them mentality.
She sent me her updated service list, you can down load it here , it may be something that you are looking to understand and maybe even implement in your business. Grab it here.
Empathy in Civility
Many experts on civility cite that Civility actually goes beyond good manners and listening attentively, but actually includes sharing our own beliefs and values with others through some type of engagement with the intent of sincere respect towards one another. This also requires a willingness and open mindedness to having our opinions and biases challenged by others who share a different and perhaps completely unique perspectives and points of view. It’s really about “What do we need to learn about Civility?” It’s about being kind towards each other.
Anti-racism encompasses a range of ideas and political actions which are meant to counter racial prejudice, systemic racism, and the oppression of specific racial groups. Anti-racism is usually structured around conscious efforts and deliberate actions which are intended to provide equal opportunities for all people on both an individual and a systemic level. As a philosophy, it can be engaged in by the acknowledgment of personal privileges, confronting acts as well as systems of racial discrimination, and/or working to change personal racial biases.
Join us at the Advisory board meeting, of which Sejal is a board member. The meetings are every Wednesday, 10:00am PST. It’s a growing and expanding group. If you ever want to join it and check it out.. here’s the link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckd-CvqjspHdyJwkrheGxk9uIjjclbax3R
Micro-aggression is a term used for commonplace daily verbal, behavioral or environmental slights, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative attitudes toward stigmatized or culturally marginalized groups. This meaning out of the dictionary, explains it in a way that is easier to understand.
These are stats from McKinsey, Harvard Business Review, Affinity, when it comes to Micro-aggressions. I understand these kind of things happen to people.. I guess in my own opinion, these things happen to to all people. To make statements like it’s the white mans fault it’s not solving anything. Rather than pointing fingers at people, let’s just acknowledge that there are issues with our communications and do better.
Like a gal in the group today – let’s point out what we can do better rather than pointing fingers. All the stuff is very new, it’s coming out of the woodwork. I acknowledge that I have committed micro-aggressions, the more I am becoming conscious and asking people what kind of questions are ok to ask.. learning what is acceptable or not.
With this in mind, being kinder to ourselves first.. and being more conscious about how we can speak and listen with both ears by giving our presence to people.
Kindness is a type of behavior marked by acts of generosity, consideration, or concern for others, without expecting praise or reward. In this time, I’ll close if you have any comments about this topic, please leave them in the comments.