KMA Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Corporate Tribalism – we break down "us" and "them" barriers within organizations.
As a team of social scientists, we make explicit what's implicit, and help you develop a
diverse and inclusive organizational culture.

More than twenty years of field-tested learning.

Jean Mavrelis

founder and CEO

Tribes may be based on function, gender, race, ethnicity, age, ability or sexual orientation, KMA leverages research by our team of diverse social scientists to clarify barriers and build inclusive best practices to ensure outcomes – where organizational identity is a seamless, shared vision for success.

Thomas Kochman

founder and COO

We promote multicultural rather than assimilationist ("one size fits all") solutions. Multicultural solutions are a two-way street where accommodation is reciprocal and outcomes work for all groups – resulting in more effective, inclusive workplaces.

Why Culture?

Most problems start when we don't understand each other. Our communication styles, expectations and miscues get in the way of productivity and performance. KMA understands the importance of culture and the role it plays in everyday interactions. Our exclusive design is the result of more than 20 years of field-tested learning. Leveraging extensive research, KMA experts lead organizations and individuals through a unique process using multimedia, group facilitation and discussion to identify and understand patterns of difference. Our unique toolkit transforms organizational practices including recruitment, retention and leadership development.

Social Mapping

Social and Cultural MappingCultural and Social mapping looks at the social and culturally based patterns of difference for distinct groups. During this process members of different groups are asked to answer two questions: 1. What do you want members of other groups to know about you or your group that you think they don’t know or don’t know well enough? 2. Why is it important for your group that others know this about you?This information and engagement leads to each group framing what they need to do and what they would want others to do (in light of what they have learned) and to commit to having ongoing following up conversations to maintain and continue the learning.