The Inclusion Illusion

By |2020-10-23T14:18:48-04:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

There is no escaping the conclusion that we have work to do if we truly desire to create a more equitable economy and society. If inequity in our society is compelling enough for you to commit to take action, here are 4 examples of meaningful actions you can start doing to become an active inclusionist.

Why Focus on Respect? It Creates Efficiency, Engagement, and Inclusion!

By |2019-10-01T17:23:27-04:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , , , |

Part of practicing respect at work is being willing to invest time in each other for the purpose of increasing our awareness. By getting a better sense of what’s similar in our experiences and what’s unique, we eventually figure out what’s important to each other as well. This “court awareness” dramatically increases both our predictability around each other and our efficiency at getting work done.

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Diversity as a Noun…Inclusion as a Verb

By |2017-01-13T13:41:45-05:00November 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 |2017-01-13T13:41:50-05:00June 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.

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On May 21, Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion

By |2017-01-13T13:41:51-05:00May 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.

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How to Seek Executive Support of a Diversity and Inclusion Effort

By |2017-01-13T13:41:51-05:00April 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.

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The Business Case for Feminism

By |2019-06-18T21:51:10-04:00April 16th, 2014|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

”Your voice is a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets.” - Emily  Bennington Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO, first talked about being a woman and mother in the C-suite on the TED stage in 2010. What followed was the release of her bestselling book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to [...]

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