Avaya Hosts CEO Action “Check Your Blind Spots” Tour Addressing Unconscious Bias
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, today announced it will host the CEO Action “Check Your Blind Spots” mobile tour at the company’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The tour bus is an interactive, mobile experience promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the community by exploring the nuances of unconscious bias.
Created by the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion organization, the tour bus features a series of immersive and interactive elements including virtual reality and gaming technology, designed to provide an introspective look at common unconscious biases with the goal of creating a meaningful conversation about enhancing inclusion in the workplace and the community.
Featured activities include:
- Look Through a Different Lens: Via gamification and a digital viewfinder, participants can watch an interaction between coworkers setting up a work-related event and then identify moments when unconscious biases were demonstrated.
- Face Yourself, Face Reality: In front of a mirror, participants watch as their reflection fades away to reveal a different person staring back at them. Through this touchscreen experience, each new reflection shares a series of biases they’ve experienced.
- I Act On Pledge: Avaya employees and others in the local area can join thousands of people nationwide in committing to checking their blind spots and changing behaviors through the I Act On pledge.
“Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to Avaya’s core values,” said Jim Chirico, Avaya President and CEO. “We joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ program to align us with those who are focused on building a more inclusive and progressive workplace that values differences and evolves understanding. We are pleased to host the CEO Action Check Your Blind Spots tour at our headquarters, providing a unique experience and opportunity for our team and our community to learn together.”
If interested in attending, come join the tour stop at the Avaya location at 4655 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 on December 10th, 2019 from 10:30am – 3:30pm PT.
The tour is making 100 stops across the country through 2019. For more information, visit https://www.ceoaction.com/events/mobile-tour/.
About CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Bringing together more than 800 CEOs and presidents of America’s leading businesses, academic institutions and nonprofits representing 12 million employees, the commitment outlines actions that participating organizations pledge to take to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected, employees feel comfortable and encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion, and where best known—and unsuccessful—actions can be shared across organizations. Learn more at CEOAction.com and connect with CEO Action on Facebook: CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion and Twitter: @CEOAction.
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