Respect Through Osmosis

By | June 26th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

In a workforce that increasingly reflects the demographic differences within the population, getting people from dissimilar age, gender and ethnic backgrounds to work together collaboratively can be a real challenge. Fortunately, the fields of psychology and organizational development can provide insight.

Book Review – The End of Diversity As We Know It

By | January 13th, 2012|Categories: Book Reviews|Tags: , |

"Organizations that truly leverage difference cultivate the capabilities to engage with and learn from diverse stakeholders, including employees, customers, partners, and communities."  - Martin Davidson, The End of Diversity As We Know It   I first saw mention of The End of Diversity As We Know It on Twitter during the fall. As someone who dislikes the traditional notion [...]

Adventures of a Cultural Tourist: An African-American Church

By | October 27th, 2011|Categories: Cultural Tourism|Tags: |

Value the many different sources of knowledge that exist is one of the Rules of Engagement that we use in our program, and it is also the theme of my latest installment in the adventures of cultural tourist. I began this series last month with an introduction and this month I'll take you on my first adventure: [...]

Children Discuss Race

By | September 17th, 2010|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

Ever wonder what kids think about race and difference? You may be surprised! This enlightening video gives some insight into what kids really think about race. People Are Children from Alrick Brown on Vimeo. Want to learn more about how kids develop their beliefs about race? Then check out Are We Born Racist?: New [...]

A Chrismukkah Story: Promoting Inter-Cultural Respect at Work

By | December 17th, 2009|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

I didn’t grow up celebrating Christmas. It was “their” holiday. It wasn’t until I met my late husband that I experienced the “magic” of Christmas; the amazing smell of a living tree, the fun of decorating, the comfort of lights on dark winter evenings, the eggnog, the gingerbread and of course, the chocolate. I was [...]

Everyone Can Understand What It Means To Be A Minority

By | November 18th, 2009|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

Many times diversity trainers find it difficult to connect with an audience comprised mostly of white males. Not surprising since white males who are in the majority are not used to being stereotyped like a minority – right? Kinda. While it is true that white males do not understand what it is like to be anything other than what they are – white males, they can understand what it means to be stereotyped. You – the trainer or executive – can help them remember, and in doing so increase their comfort level with and curiosity about diversity-related issues at work.

Introducing Guest Blogger Chetan Borkhetaria

By | June 11th, 2009|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , , |

Organizational Development and Learning Consultant, Chetan Borkhetaria is our newest and latest guest blogger to focus on diversity and the value that it brings to an organization. What’s the Value of Diversity? Of course, we can all agree that having people from different races and genders is supposed to be a good thing. Isn’t that [...]