How equality and equity impact leadership and engagement

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A fair person makes judgments that are free from discrimination and always considers equality and equity as a means to achieve an environment, making sure everyone gets what they need.

In the workplace, equity and equality can produce fairness and the perception that everyone has a fair shot at recognition, promotion, and awards. Equality is treating everyone the same, and equity is providing everyone with the resources and support they need to be successful, this often increases employee engagement, satisfaction and productivity exponentially.

Society is founded on the concept of fairness, and if everyone was able to participate equally they could elevate the value and good for all of society. In the workplace or in life, fair treatment can increase health and wellbeing.

What does a higher score mean?

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You are a fair person, trying to always treat people fairly and free from discrimination. You believe that all people should be given a fair shot and strive to help achieve that by providing what they need.

What does a lower score mean?

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You are not a fair person and believe that life is rather unfair and therefore it is survival of the fittest and everyone must fight for their shot in work and life.

To nurture your fairness:

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Ensure you tell the truth and play by the rules. Be considerate about other and share the limelight when there is a success to be celebrated. Accept others with an open mind and consider how your reactions may affect others and how they may be marginalized to manage them. Never blame others for your mistakes and do not take advantage of colleagues or friends.

Use this checklist for self-evaluation

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  • Do you play favourites?
  • Do you play games at work?
  • Do you take credit for other people’s work?
  • Are you willing to allow others to take turns?
  • When noticing discrimination do you speak up and support others?
  • Do you blame others when you make mistakes?
  • Do you share successes?

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