Diversity as a Noun…Inclusion as a Verb

By | November 16th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

The unfortunate trend that has become overly apparent to me is that diversity has really just become a numbers game. Organizations are spending their resources trying to diversify their candidate pool, hire more diverse candidates, and do more in the underserved communities. My question is: what comes after “diversity”?

Using your Top Executives as Diversity and Inclusion Communicators

By | June 17th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

Today’s executives are being asked to communicate their organization’s diversity and inclusion strategy to more diverse audiences and in a variety of cultural settings. The key to success is to properly brief your executive beforehand and ensure that they are comfortable with the content, see the business relevance of diversity and inclusion and feel that they can deliver a powerful and motivational message.

On May 21, Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion

By | May 21st, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

Breaking a concept as broad as diversity and inclusion up into digestible activities and finding something that can be relevant to an entire global workforce are keys to building and sustaining a successful diversity and inclusion initiative. The “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion” campaign is an excellent way to achieve this.

What is a Respectful Workplace and How Do you Create One?

By | May 20th, 2015|Categories: Our Favorite Posts, Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , , |

The trend toward increased diversity in the American workforce isn’t good or bad, it’s just the way it is and the way it will be in the future. What will allow organizations to engage their diverse workforces and thrive amidst this demographic shift is simple. RESPECT.

How to Seek Executive Support of a Diversity and Inclusion Effort

By | April 14th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

Obtaining executive sponsorship is a key component to kicking off any diversity and inclusion strategy. To be successful you need to show that your initiative is taken seriously and has the support from the top levels of the organization. The following are tips to ensure executive support for your next diversity and inclusion initiative.

Paul Meshanko to Facilitate at OSU Conference On Diversity

By | April 26th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Legacy Business Cultures’ managing partner Paul Meshanko will be at Ohio State’s Diversity, Race & Learning Conference on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. This exciting national event will take place at the Fawcett Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio and will bring together some of the top minds in the fields of inclusion and diversity. Meshanko will [...]

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 [...]