Avaya Holdings Corp., a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, 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.
An eye-opening event. @Avaya Hosts @CEOAction “Check Your Blind Spots” Tour Addressing Unconscious Bias #CEOAction #IActOn
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.”