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A picture is worth a thousand words

‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ is an adage that resonates with me on a personal level. As a visual learner, and someone who is dyslexic and dyspraxic, I navigate many things through imagery and visuals. Photography plays an important role in how we perceive the world around us. The media has used photography to influence and portray what is considered ‘normal’, defining what representation should be. On the whole, we see visually appealing, white, (binary) gendered people, but is this really representing the world we live and work in? For me, this is where many campaigns and brand identities fall short – the ‘thousand words’ their photography screams are that of tokenism and misrepresentation. Their choice of photography often feels like a tick-box exercise.

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All: What Pokémon can teach us about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Whilst it’s true that we hear about diversity, equity and inclusion often, do organisations really understand what these terms mean? These words are often interchangeable with many different variations. That’s fine, but only if organisations can clearly express what each term means to them with clear communicated definitions. It’s great to start off with the fundamental meaning of each term but they need to be explored further with leadership teams and employees to make them unique to their organisation.

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Do You Hear the People Sing?

DEI isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution; it’s personal to you and your organization.

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DEI in practice: A workplace culture of belonging, authentic listening and sharing vulnerabilities are vital

London 18 June, 2021: Creating an inclusive and diverse business culture was vital before the pandemic, but has become urgent for success in a post-Covid world, according to a new study on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) conducted by Forty1, the employee experience division of The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG).

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