By Jenny Medrano
DEI: Beyond the Buzzword. Program Manager, Jenny Medrano shares insights and lessons learned while navigating diversity, equity and inclusion in her daily life.
Neutrality? No thank you.
The first time I experienced neutrality was at Building Bridges. I can admit, I definitely judged the facilitators who used this posture. I remember thinking, “Damn, these people are stiff and emotionless.”
What I mean by “neutrality,” is: facilitating a discussion with minimal facial expression, little to no nodding or affirmation of any kind, and rarely inserting your own opinion into any discussion.
So you could see how someone like me, an animated person who
grew up in a passionate Latino household, was taken aback by this posture, and
even a little unsettled.