Because diversity and equality in the workplace are Tieto’s core values and a strategic priority, we are continuously working to improve equal opportunities.
It is Tuesday morning and I notice that my calendar is full for the entire day. "Inclusive Leadership" is on the agenda for the morning. Because the training will be hosted locally on-site in Stockholm, I take the opportunity to attend the session face-to-face.
Inclusive Leadership training is something that other people need, I think to myself, because I don't have any biases. In fact, we don't have any "norms" at Tieto – right? At least, I don't know anything about my colleagues' religion, or marital or financial status, so we don't have a problem with inclusion, right?
One training session later, I find myself re-evaluating that statement. It turns out that our biases are often unconscious, and most of us have a few that we may not be aware of. So this training is needed by all of us.
I want Tieto to be a great place to work for everybody. As a company in an industry that already has a substantial labour shortage, we need to find ways of including more people and making use of all the available talent. I strongly believe that our staff are one of our key differentiators on the market. And people make the Tieto brand.
Initiatives such as this training session, where we created transparency and raised our shared awareness in the company, are the right way to create a truly inclusive workplace.
Inclusive Leadership training is mandatory for all leaders in Sweden and will be available for other Tieto countries after the summer.