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Glass ceilings refer to invisible barriers that prevent individuals, particularly those from underrepresented groups, from advancing to higher positions in a company. These barriers can be caused by systemic discrimination, unconscious bias, and other factors that prevent individuals from being evaluated on their merits alone.
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Glass ceilings can have a negative impact on both employees and companies. For employees, they can lead to frustration, demotivation, and a lack of career progression. For companies, they can result in a loss of talent, decreased diversity, and missed opportunities for growth and innovation.
Best practices for eliminating glass ceilings include implementing inclusive hiring and promotion practices, offering professional development and mentoring opportunities, and providing regular feedback and recognition to all employees. By consistently prioritizing equity and inclusion, companies can eliminate glass ceilings and create a more supportive and fulfilling workplace for all employees.