Solving The Minority Problem
One of the potential leaders of the opposition in the UK has discussed the possibility of introducing women-only carriages on trains. Though only mentioned as one of the many possible options considered, he has irked women’s groups, members of his own party, and trade unionists. They have criticised the ideas as being “an admission of defeat” and a “step backward” for women’s rights. The reporting of this case is similar to the minefield HR professionals face when trying to support disadvantaged group. How do you create empowerment and strength rather than paint the disadvantaged group as ‘passive recipients’? Here are four useful tips to ensure you get it right: from consulting widely to ensuring flexibility and continuous improvement.