Respect Through Osmosis

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

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Respect Tip: Challenge Your Assumptions

By |2017-01-13T13:42:14-05:00February 28th, 2012|Categories: Respect Tips|Tags: , |

We all have assumptions, right? Even on occasion, I admit to having them too. But what exactly are assumptions and how do we go about changing them? Assumptions are like habits, because we pick them up and never question where they came from. In fact, assumptions are habits of thinking. I recently wrote about my assumptions of [...]

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Everyone Can Understand What It Means To Be A Minority

By |2017-01-13T13:42:25-05:00November 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.

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