Micro Inequities – Resolving Toxic Cultures at Work

Micro Inequities, a term coined by Mary Rowe in the 1970s, are the subtle and ‘ephemeral’ little disrespectful moments in your working life. The moments when you aren’t heard or feel particularly unvalued. Work cultures can suffer enormously because of unchecked micro-inequities, and often managers, team leaders and colleagues are unaware of the impact of their behaviours on others. Encouraging managers to understand the concepts around micro inequities and their impact on working cultures can help an organisation address such things as attrition in specific minority groups. This micro inequity workshop offers an outline of the concepts with practical exercises to embed the understanding, and offers pragmatic solutions for the workplace

Who Should Attend

This course is applicable to anyone who wants to:

  • Define micro inequities and micro affirmations
  • Explore the impact of micro-inequities in the workplace and understand bias can turn into discriminatory or hurtful behaviour
  • Examine ways to become a more effective communicator across all groups and cultures
  • Outline the steps to eliminating micro-inequities and delineate programmes to create an inclusive environment

We normally suggest group size should be no more than 14 to maximise time for discussion and exploration of attitudes.

Course Content

  • Defining Micro Inequities
  • Exploring the breadth of Micro Inequities
  • Understanding the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace
  • Auditing your skills
  • Uncovering possibilities for change
  • Implementing change within your organisation

Course Length

Up to One Day, but more typically half a day.

This course can be modified with regard to content and length. It can also be run alongside the Implicit Bias training. Talk to us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01484 613724