Discrimination based on body size is rampant and often unmitigated. By working to understand common unconscious biases related to weight, size, shape, and appearance, we can do a better job to treat all people and all bodies respectfully.
“Workplace culture” describes the unwritten rules and social patterns of how work gets done in your organization. What defines your culture depends on numerous everyday actions taken by employees, managers, leaders, and executives.
Body positivity is a worldwide movement focusing on equality for and acceptance of people of all body types. Body positivity says that every person deserves to like themselves and have a positive self-image, regardless of what their body looks like.
Take a closer look at some everyday expressions and you may find they’re historically rooted in racial or gender prejudice. Consider some simple ways to replace these language blunders with inclusive language in order to promote a healthier corporate culture.