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Joining, Not Judging: Bridging Divides to Enhance Interactions and Create Inclusive Workplaces

The rapid change organizations are undergoing requires us to work together more quickly, effectively, and creatively than ever. Yet organizations often overlook a choice that makes a huge difference in interactions: the choice to judge or join others. In uncertain times, judging is the go-to behavior, although it creates fearfulness, a reluctance to speak up, and an incredible amount of wasted energy and potential. Joining requires coming "out of your bunker" to be trusting and operate as if we're in this together, setting aside mindsets of competition and turf. How do we create inclusive environments in a polarized society or in workplaces where people don't know who they can trust or where they can be heard and valued? In this session, you'll explore the impact of judging and the need to join others, share behaviors foundational to a joining culture that can be immediately practiced by anyone, and discuss how we measure joining.

Application on the Job:
Learn how to self-evaluate behavior to recognize and reduce your judging behaviors. 
Use (and coach others in the use of) the joining behaviors that contribute to building more trusting, collaborative, and innovative interactions with others. 
Apply strategies for creating an organizational change from judging to joining.


Type: Education Session

Tracks: Talent Management

Learning Approaches: Experiential/Interactive Learning

Topics: Culture: Diversity & Inclusion, Leadership Development

Target Audiences: Director/Manager, Facilitator/Trainer

Session Services: ATD Store Companion Book, NOT Recorded

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