MicroInequities: The Power of Small™ is
a unique leadership training program designed to promote true diversity
through an awareness of the effects of body language, spoken language,
and cultural mores on productivity in the workplace.
MicroInequities is designed for companies
that seek to move beyond traditional diversity training and break through
to the next level of leadership and a truly inclusive workplace. It opens
the door to what companies have sought for decades: an accessible employee
development program with measurable bottom-line results.
The program is
available to any company around the world through Insight Education
- The MicroInequities program reveals the gap between rhetoric
and reality—what you think you’re saying vs. what you’ve
- Based on research conducted at MIT, which revealed that human behavior
toward all groups is rooted in micromessages (many of which are negative), Stephen
Young has designed and implemented a program that raises awareness of
the micromessages people send as they go about their normal business
- MicroInequities — negative micromessages — can be further
explained as small, subtle messages, frequently unconscious, that devalue,
discourage, and ultimately impair performance in the workplace. These
messages can take the shape of looks, gestures, or tones, nuance, inflection,
inference and even the absence of a message can often be a message
- MicroInequities: The Power of Small is a program that
can help erase the negative micromessages that erode organizations.
It alerts senior-level executives and managers to the impact of a cumulative
pattern of devaluing messages which impair employee performance and
productivity. Negative micromessages lead to low morale, absenteeism,
and turnover. Employees may withdraw, question their own abilities,
and possibly resign as a result of routine negative micromessages.
- MicroAdvantages — positive micromessages — can encourage
employees to commit to the company, feel more motivated and excel
in their work. It is the purpose of MicroInequities: The Power of Small to teach people to utilize positive micromessages at
all levels of a corporation.
- MicroInequities: The Power of Small is a cutting-edge
tool for effecting change in corporate cultures. It delivers critical
concepts and skills that carry over instantly when participants return
to the workplace.