Isolation and participation

Norms decide what is okay to do within a group. Following the norms lets us be a part of the group, but when we break the norms we may get excluded. Most people have experienced this at some point. When we are part of a norm, we forget to consider the people who are on the outside. We usually do it unconsciously, often based on us failing to take into account that people are different. By taking responsibility for how we treat others, we create workplaces where everyone feels included.

Here are five filmed situations that show what can happen when someone breaks common norms. For every situation there are four questions to think about. Which alternative fits you the best? Of course, no answers are being saved. You answer only for your own sake.