Diversity and inclusion are not only buzz words but a prerequisite for a safe workplace, where everyone has what they need to thrive and participate fully. Equity does not fault people for being different; it makes room for difference and then leverages it. In other words, equitable cultures, systems, and organizations are designed so everyone in the system has an equal chance to thrive, according to the author and consultant Minal Bopaiah.
Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives points at blind spots, surmountable challenges, and design flaws in existing (organization) systems. Think of hiring processes, reward systems, and user interfaces. Equity is critical if organizations really want to leverage differences for greater impact in organizations to become human-centered, regardless of backgrounds, beliefs, social status, etc. Minal Bopaiah draws from her consultancy practice, personal experiences, providing many insights.
About the author
Minal Bopaiah is the founder of Brevity & Wit, a strategy + design firm that helps organizations achieve the change they wish to see in the world through a unique approach that combines human-centered design, the psychology of behavior change, and the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Minal’s previous nonprofit work includes being an educational content specialist for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, and a press intern for Doctors Without Borders. Her for-profit experience includes being the Executive Editor of Subscription Insider, an online business publication for which she single-handedly generated $200,000 in annual revenues.
I received a free review copy from the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange for my personal, unbiased opinion upon reading