Diversity Promises and Why You’re Ignoring Them

Your organisation has made a Diversity Promise to you. But it may not be the one that you think. Sooner or later, that’s going to become a problem for you. Today you’ll find out why 

In todays show we discuss several things including:

  • The Diversity Promise You’re Company is making to you
  • Psychological Contracts and the hidden agreement that you’re ignoring
  • The reason why this is going to be a problem for you in the future and much much more

Here’s some of what I share in the show:

Hidden Promises At Work

I explain how we make promises in the work place that are not always explicit:

“Whether you know it or not, you and your employer have made a number promises to eachother. I’m not talking about your employment contract. I’m talking about the other promises, the promises that aren’t always written down; sometimes they’re invisible, informal or implicit”

Psychological Contracts

I introduce psychological contracts as a useful way to think about diversity Promises

“For our purposes I want you to think about a Psychological contract as a set of ‘promises’, ‘expectations’ and obligations that are exchanged within in an employment relationship”

The True Diversity Promise

I explain how the explicit Diversity Promise may be different to the hidden Diversity Promise:

“if you pay attention to the invisible, informal and implicit promises,

the true psychological contract that you’ve entered into to will become clear”

To continue the conversation, get in touch or leave a message, we would love to hear from you in The Resource Groups Community, that’s also where you can access a slide deck that summarises everything that we talk about on the show.

 Show Notes

 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management

Promises, Expectations, and Obligations – Which Terms Best Constitute the Psychological Contract?

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