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Micro-inequities, Micro-aggressions, and Micro-affirmations in the Workplace Training Course

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Learn about micro-inequities and micro-aggressions, their impact, and how to combat them with micro-affirmations.

6 minutes   |   SKU: ABCMIC    |    Language(s): EN    |    Produced 2023








6 minutes

Training Objectives

Understand micro-inequities and micro-aggressions
Recognize the impact of these behaviors on workplace morale
Learn how to identify micro-inequities and micro-aggressions
Develop strategies to combat negative behaviors
Promote micro-affirmations in the workplace
Foster an inclusive and supportive work environment

Course Overview

Micro-inequities and micro-aggressions are subtle actions or messages that devalue people based on traits like race, sex, or disability. These behaviors are often unconscious and fueled by internal biases. For instance, asking everyone’s opinion in a meeting except a person of color is a micro-inequity, while telling an African-American coworker she doesn’t sound black is a micro-aggression. Though they seem small, their cumulative effect can marginalize coworkers, destroy morale, and reduce productivity.

Eliminating these behaviors requires self-reflection and a conscious effort to change. Recognizing that coworkers face daily slights is crucial to eradicating the problem. Addressing personal biases, often formed from childhood experiences, is necessary to curb behaviors that demean others. Effective intervention, usually in private, can help reduce bias and promote inclusion.

Micro-affirmations are the antidote to these negative behaviors. They are tiny acts of kindness and inclusion, such as recognizing good ideas, making eye contact, and giving credit where it’s due. These positive actions can spread and transform workplace culture, making it more welcoming and inclusive. By fostering a supportive environment, organizations can enhance employee morale, productivity, and innovation.

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What are micro-inequities and micro-aggressions?

They are subtle actions or comments that devalue individuals based on personal traits like race, sex, or disability.

How do micro-inequities typically arise?

They often stem from internal biases and stereotypes and are generally unconscious and unintended.

What is an example of a micro-aggression?

Telling an African-American coworker that she doesn't sound black is an example of a micro-aggression.

Why is it important to combat micro-inequities and micro-aggressions in the workplace?

These behaviors can destroy employee morale, reduce organizational efficiency, and lead to a less diverse and innovative workplace.

What are micro-affirmations, and how do they help?

Micro-affirmations are small acts of kindness and inclusion that combat negative behaviors and promote a supportive and inclusive work environment.

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