Using findings from research, we have developed a list of best practices that have been shown to lead to higher employee satisfaction and productivity, lower turnover and greater innovation – creating greater returns for shareholders. We call it the ShowMe50TM Win-Win Checklist. It summarizes the components of a level playing field. ALL employees, including white men benefit. There are three critical areas that need to be addressed:
- Training: Company-wide, high-quality skill-based training about stereotyping and gender bias, combined with accountability that has teeth (what doesn’t get measured, doesn’t get fixed). This is not “check the box” training. If leaders aren’t talking about gender and aren’t including women in representative numbers in discussions, meetings and decisions, then training isn’t being integrated. It isn’t working.
- Access: Transparency and clarity about all job opportunities and personal development programs– transparency to all employees – including white men.
- Culture: Inclusive instead of exclusive command-and-control cultures– include everyone– yes, that means white men.
As individuals who want to be part of the collective solution, ShowMe50™ Win-Win Checklist supporters seek to collaborate with their companies to develop pragmatic, prioritized roadmaps that include these best practices: skill-based training on gender bias, objective & transparent performance evaluation and talent management systems, a gender neutral approach to workplace flexibility and accountability.