How To Decolonise Work
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about a new process we’d introduced at Diverse Leaders Group - Decolonising Work. We currently have half of our team - 4 of 8 - folks going through this process with a couple coming to the ‘end’ of the official period we’d originally designated for it.
It has, however, become crystal clear…
How absolutely vital this process is for the mental and emotional health of everyone.
How fundamentally broken our systems are - starting from the education system and continuing across our economic and commercial ecosystems - and how much damage they are doing to us.
How much longer it’ll take to decolonise work for folks than the 2-3 months we’ve assigned; it will, in fact, be a several months (if not years) long process for many.
The Impact Of Work Colonisation
You might be wondering, “But what exactly is this and why is it a problem anyway?”.
Our work ecosystems and environments - like almost everything in most non-Global Majority (often also referred to as ‘western’) societies - has been impacted and heavily influenced by colonialist, patriarchal and capitalist perspectives, which typically manifest with the following traits…