Moving forward together

Now more than ever, it is important that we create safe spaces for conversations to be had about prejudice and the impact it has on our well-being and mental health in the workplace. ⁣

⁣This requires courage from all of us and the willingness to admit that our view of the world and race may be tinted with bias – consciously or unconsciously. ⁣

⁣Let’s listen intently and deeply and resist the urge to show any kind of judgement or defensiveness during these discussions. ⁣

⁣It is through these times of tribulation and crisis that trust is built and progress it made but we must start with courageous conversations. ⁣

⁣If you are a business leader then don’t miss this opportunity to address issues around prejudice and bias in your organisation. The same applies if you are a mother, father, teacher or community leader. ⁣

We need to create a safe space where the voices of people of all ethnicities, religion, sexual orientation, gender and sociology economic backgrounds are respected and protected. ⁣

Do not let the fear of getting it wrong or saying the wrong thing stop you from reaching out to your teams, friends and colleagues in these times. ⁣It will mean a lot to them and they will appreciate it. ⁣

Ask them for guidance and together you can move forward. ⁣

This generation is not responsible for the actions and decisions of our ancestors. ⁣

We are however fully responsible and accountable for the decisions we make today and how we choose to act going forward. ⁣

What courageous conversations can you have today?

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