End reactivity to racial inequities.
Gain strategic foresight.
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Introducing a 90-Day Plan for Long Term Racial Equity
Strategize. Formulate. Organize. for racial equity.
Clear out avoidable racial misadventures.
Abandon unwelcomed repercussions.
Get a lifeboat for sinking racial equity ships.
Reflect. Assess. Plan. For racial equity.
Drained by the vicious cycle of racial crises
Done with getting caught on your back foot
Tired of reactivity
Spent by the game of whack-a-mole
Your business before The Equitect™ LLC.
Misadventures: Off-Balance in Racial Crises, Escalations, & Flashpoints
Sigh. Another racial flashpoint. The sadness, disappointment, anger, and shock we feel and witness amongst our family, friends, and colleagues - it’s weathering, I know.
If you’ve walked a similar path as I, maybe, you’re expected to handle the fallout, the swirl, the escalations, the panic, the anxiety, and, most absurdly, the mismanagement of the management of the fallout. Then, you still have to address your own internal states with grace.
If you’ve been here before, you know what it sounds like. There’s a silent but loud expectation that someONE has to do SOMEthing.
The usual commences. A public message. A listening session with ERGs. A palpable disappointment often resurfaces there. After debriefs of how insufficient that intervention turned out to be, there’s bracing for the next blow. Sigh.
Misadventures. Racism is kicking our butt.
Misadventures of Undertaking Racial Equity with Low Strategic Rigor
Ad hoc short-term visions without a runway, flight path, or target destination
(Limited) resources get used in ways that yield confusion, stagnation, exhaustion, and devastation
People are stretched thin & overwhelmed, work doesn't cohere toward a few goals
Workstreams are redundant & overlapping without the benefit of cumulative advantage. People are distracted by turf wars, power struggles, toxic competition, envy, etc.
Misadventures: Waning Efficacy, Effect, & Edge
Stagnant racial patterns in hiring, leveling, promo, performance evaluation, retention, & experiences of the culture
Tried interventions and they backfired, didn’t work
In negative capability when it comes to pursuing goals for racial equity
Loss of confidence in leading and handling racialization
I've had enough. How can The Equitect ™ LLC help?
Assess your progress in 6 areas.
Chart your own runway, flight path, and destination.
Reflect on the efficacy of your intervention into a racial social system.
to moving with strategic foresight and rigor
to collective coordinated movement
to a long-term vision with a runway, flight path, and target destination
to having more confidence to set bolder goals that won't likely lead to humiliation/embarrassment
Your business with The Equitect™ LLC.
a racial strategy that turns out to not be that strategic, tactical, one-off approaches
being spread too thin or redundant
a succession of ad hoc short-term visions
Share the load, the glory, the risk, the hits, the wins, and the losses
Set up the work for:
shared intellectual contribution
shared emotional labor
Establish an Operations Model
Create an operations model for stakeholder engagement and coalition building that is at the scale, scope, and altitude that systemic change demands
Get free from bottlenecks, gridlocks, and other forms of inertia
Strategize a change that is equalizing by race and gender, and doesn't re-create the same system where those already advantaged get more advantaged - racial equity vs racial equality.
Avoid shifting the burden to other parts of the system.
Transform a toxic racial climate to a healthy one with awareness of stereotype activation and application, racial macro- and microaggressions
Attune to collective consequences for a few individuals' actions. (Meadows, 2002)
Anticipate collisions, crashes, ripples
Pre-game expected dissonance, resistance to change, and counter forces
Build mechanisms for the rumble and reckoning