Often, in order to promote change, we have to jar or disrupt our default ways of seeing or doing. (Saying that has become one of my defaults!) One great way to do this is simply to count something and then put the numbers in front of people who can make a difference. Amber Finlay, writing in today’s Why is this Interesting? newsletter, cites a case in point from Pixar:
A script supervisor at Pixar started putting the percentage of lines for male characters compared with female characters on all her script versions — simple information leading everyone to participate in change. I discovered this on a Twitter thread, but here is the mini-doc it references.
The Twitter thread above is definitely worth a click and some study. What do you count? What might you count?