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Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workplace With Berryworks

Workplace bias is an unfortunate outcome in today’s workplace, especially when offices across the globe are shifting to working in a hybrid set up. People from diverse backgrounds, Ethnicity working towards a common goal at work. A melting pot of unconscious biases.

An unconscious bias as defined by University of California’s Office of Diversity & Outreach are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to organise social worlds by categorising.

An unconscious bias can tremendously impact employee happiness and identifying bias is a must to make the workplace a  safe place to work and collaborate for everyone. Solving the unconscious bias at the workplace begins with identifying how it can happen. Read Berry’s take on it.

Once the bias is eliminated, the diversity thrives in the inclusive workplace. Diversity & Inclusion are complementary to each other. Workplace diversity means that our workplace should reflect the makeup of a society in general. It should ideally have people from a wide background with different factors such as race, sex, education, experience, skills etc. A diverse workplace offers you talent which is not only the best but at the same time, it also offers you a way to learn new cultures providing you an opportunity to meet new people. Diversity cannot exist with a proper system for inclusion. An honest commitment to create a diverse environment by allowing each and every one to put out their opinions and be accountable for them is all it takes to increase mutual acceptance.

Identifying the employee sentiment to eliminate Bias at workplace

Anonymous feedback and timely action on the feedback can reduce bias at workplace. But the question is do we have systems in place? To collect honest anonymous feedback, to gather real-time employee sentiments out of it, and to provide the leadership with actionable insights for timely people-centric decision making. 

The answer to that is Berry. A deep learning employee experience platform that gets seamlessly integrated to your existing communication channel start anonymous but carefully designed conversations with employees. Berry emplowers the employers with an HR tool with which they can initiate humane campaigns in the form of conversations that are anonymous. At the end of everything, all the responses given by the employees goes through sentiment analysis and a sentiment score is generated that helps us understand how an employee is feeling and responding to the various initiatives by the organisation. 

Let’s take the example of an employee named Zack. Now Zack works remotely and has never met his manager in person. He gets the task assigned in JIRA and he responds to them and the process continues. Zack however is unhappy with the work hours. He feels his manager is giving him more tasks than deemed reasonable and also, for some reason he feels the manager pays no heed to his opinions. 

He can do two things now

  1. Go the old way. Either wait for annual survey, give a nasty feedback and wait for corrective action from the leadership or report to seniors directl.
  2. The new way is you start talking to Berry highlighting the problem you’re facing. Based upon the sentiment of your responses Berry will talk to you in real time and create insights which will be delivered to the leadership team anonymously.Which one do you think is the better way?

Still not satisfied, book a demo with us today and we will tell you why you must include the future of HR technology in your workplace and amplify your employee experience and with that create the best place to work.

Berry is a digital personality that can be an HR leader’s strongest ally and every employee’s biggest confidant. Berry can help measure and improve employee happiness. Berry uses deep learning to interact, interpret and drive accountability using actionable patterns that it learns. Berry is available to answer simple questions and is capable of having complex conversations with employees. HR Leaders can use Berry to run campaigns that help them to understand the pulse of the organization around various topics. Conversations are then analyzed and actionable insights are drawn out instantaneously.