The Scan – IYKYK

by | May 29, 2020 | Recruitment and Talent Management | 0 comments

Do you ever catch yourself doing The Scan?  If you know, you know. 


You arrive at a large professional event:  say it’s a conference, an association gathering or a wider company event – full of strangers.
What’s the first thing you do?

I purposely search the crowd for someone who looks like me.
I call it “The Scan” – the quick assessment of visible diversity in the space.

If you are  that “1 diverse person” in the team, I bet you’ve done it too.

It’s almost an instinctive action – the scan.
I was in university the first time I noticed it. 

The Scan - Dude Walls IYKYK

A dude wall – where I started doing The Scan

Now it is a conscious routine that I use in any group environment.

The action can take from a few seconds to minutes to do.
And it gives you an advantage of having a different perspective.

When was the last time you caught yourself doing the scan?

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