Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 36

WHEN WE CHANGE HOW WE
COMMUNICATE WITH EACH
OTHER, WE CHANGE HOW WE
SEE EACH OTHER AND WHAT
WE BELIEVE IS POSSIBLE.
training class or two did not completely
eradicate patterns of behavior that people
have been rewarded for engaging in for
decades - if not lifetimes. Let's take a
moment to unravel complex change in
simple terms to better appreciate what
makes it so complex.

HOW OUR BELIEFS GROW
INTO CULTURES THAT
BLOSSOM INTO SYSTEMS
Our beliefs are like seeds planted in our
minds that grow into behaviors. A simple
example would be a belief that being
a good and effective leader means
keeping everyone and everything under
control. When leaders believe that's
what successful leadership is, they
engage in behaviors such as telling
people what to do and punishing them
for making mistakes. These accepted
behaviors come to define corporate
cultures - even if the plaque with the
company values says something entirely
different. To ensure that these behaviors
are consistently repeated throughout an
organization, complex systems are built
to reinforce them and disenfranchise
people who don't comply with the
expected norms.
Fear is used to ensure that the system
runs smoothly by making it very difficult
for new behaviors to sprout up and take
root in organizations. Witness the careerending move where someone spoke
their truth and found themselves plucked
out of the line for possible advancement.

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It's important to note that fear controls
everyone in the organization. Senior
leaders are not exempt. They have their
own set of unwritten rules they must
follow. Violating those norms can be just
as devastating for them as anyone else
- only the consequences are typically
more public and harder to recover from.

WHAT DOES THIS
MEAN FOR CATALYZING
COMPLEX CHANGE?
It's important for everyone who dreams
of truly changing any complex system
to understand what we're up against.
The process of unearthing old beliefs,
planting new ones, growing new skills,

and using them to completely reimagine
and establish new systems will not be
easy. We will come face-to-face with our
own limitations over and over and over
again. If we are to stay the course and
truly establish sustainable new ways
of being and doing, there are some
conversations we need to have right
now to give ourselves a better chance
of success:

WHAT MAKES COMPLEX
CHANGE DIFFERENT?
It's
essential
that
the
various
stakeholders who will play a role in
supporting complex change understand
what differentiates complex change

QUESTIONS TO CULTIVATE SHARED CURIOSITY
* How will resolving this be a gift?
* How do you see this situation?
* What is bothering you/us the most
about this?
* What is your experience with this?
* What would you say or do if it
didn't matter?
* How are we getting in our own way?

* What is one step we can take to
move this forward?
* What are we not talking about that
we need to?
* How is fear impacting this situation?
* What is the next question we need
to explore?
* What is truly at stake here?



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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021
L&D's Role in Building an Equitable Workplace
Table of Contents
Race, Gender and Age: Social Conscience of Learning
Mitigating Bias: The Role of AI in D&I
The Opportunities Embedded in the Pursuit of Equity
The Real Unsung Hero: The Training Manger's Role in Building an Equitable and Inclusive Workplace
Training's Role in Driving Leadership Diversity
Perpective-taking in VR
The Leadership Problem of Inequity
Practicing Inclusive Leadership: How Leaders Can Take Action to Improve Diversity in the Workplace
Raising the Bar on Diversity Training
Create Community in Your Organization Through the Power of Meaningful Conversations
Leading with Authenticity in a Hybrid World
Organizational Health as a Tool for Creating Transformative Workforce Development Opportunities
How L&D Can Avoid Naïve Interventions to Create an Equitable Workforce
Learning Silver Lining: How the Pandemic Might Teach Us to Balance Temperamental Needs
Normalizing Mental Health Conversations in the Workplace
Making Employment Access More Equitable with English Language Training: Voxy EnGen Announces Series A Investment
Company News
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Intro
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 2
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - CT1
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - CT2
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - L&D's Role in Building an Equitable Workplace
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 4
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 5
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Table of Contents
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 7
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 8
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 9
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 10
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Race, Gender and Age: Social Conscience of Learning
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 12
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Mitigating Bias: The Role of AI in D&I
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 14
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - The Opportunities Embedded in the Pursuit of Equity
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 16
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - The Real Unsung Hero: The Training Manger's Role in Building an Equitable and Inclusive Workplace
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Training's Role in Driving Leadership Diversity
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 19
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 20
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 21
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Perpective-taking in VR
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 23
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 24
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 25
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - The Leadership Problem of Inequity
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 27
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 28
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 29
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 30
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 31
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Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 34
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 35
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 36
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 37
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Practicing Inclusive Leadership: How Leaders Can Take Action to Improve Diversity in the Workplace
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 39
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 40
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 41
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Raising the Bar on Diversity Training
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 43
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Create Community in Your Organization Through the Power of Meaningful Conversations
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 45
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 46
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 47
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Leading with Authenticity in a Hybrid World
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 49
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 50
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 51
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Organizational Health as a Tool for Creating Transformative Workforce Development Opportunities
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 53
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 54
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - How L&D Can Avoid Naïve Interventions to Create an Equitable Workforce
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 56
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Learning Silver Lining: How the Pandemic Might Teach Us to Balance Temperamental Needs
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - 58
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Normalizing Mental Health Conversations in the Workplace
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Making Employment Access More Equitable with English Language Training: Voxy EnGen Announces Series A Investment
Training Industry Magazine - March/April 2021 - Company News
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