Equity & Inclusion: Addressing the Elephant in the Room

What if there was one variable that could improve equity in hiring, promotion and pay decisions, foster a more inclusive work environment, facilitate open and honest communications and build a culture of trust, respect and belonging?  It’s the elephant in the room. They all see it. They all know it. Many won’t acknowledge it because Read More …

How to Minimize Bias in Workplace Decisions

We all have bias. We form our bias from experience, interacting with others, responding to our environment and gathering and processing information that we read, see or hear. All these things shape our viewpoint, our personality and our perspective. It’s just part of being human. What’s important is that we are aware of our bias and Read More …

Equity & Inclusion: Stop Talking and Start Doing by Creating a Line-of-Site

If your company is serious about improving workplace equity and inclusion, you’ll have to do more than talk about it, donate to non-profits and hire consultants. You will need to change the way your organization thinks and acts. Real change requires 4 key elements.  Define the change in terms that your organization can understand Explain why Read More …

How a Leader Resouce Group Can Strengthen Your Workplace Culture

A great way to provide leaders with the skills and tools they need to foster a more equitable and inclusive work environment is by launching a Leader Resource Group.  A Leader Resource Group (LRG) is a self led group that engages company leaders in learning activities and discussions. It combines best practices in adult learning with the Read More …

Diversity & Inclusion Starts with Building Trust

What if there was one variable that could improve equity in hiring, promotion and pay decisions, foster a more inclusive work environment, facilitate open and honest communications and build a culture of trust, respect and belonging?  It’s the elephant in the room. They all see it. They all know it. Many won’t acknowledge it because Read More …

3 Attributes That Can Boost CDO Effectiveness

As companies continue to strengthen their focus on diversity and inclusion, many are hiring a Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) to lead the effort. Keeping in mind that one of the outcomes of CDO efforts is to help the organization build a culture of fairness, equity and inclusion, the following three attributes can boost their effectiveness. Change Read More …

Fostering an Engaging and Inclusive Work Environment

Recent studies and surveys point to several attributes that describe what working in an inclusive work environment feels like: Being treated with Respect Having a Voice Feeling Valued Being connected to a purpose Having Trusted Leaders Sharing open and honest dialogue Having an opportunity to learn and grow If you take a close look at Read More …

Are You Ready for Real Change?

Corporate America’s renewed commitment to facilitate an equitable and inclusive work environment is refreshing. But now comes the tough part. You actually have to do something. Because if nothing changes, nothing changes. First you must acknowledge that your current company culture is a reflection of your leadership team, their decisions and their actions. Real change will require new leadership Read More …

Equity and Inclusion: Does Your Company Have the Courage to Change?

For the past decade, companies have been touting the need for equitable and inclusive work environments where every employee feels valued, respected and heard. Many companies have hired DEI executives, launched employee resource groups, communicated expectations and most recently donated large sums of money to social justice organizations. Although these actions may be helpful, failing to address Read More …

Stop Talking. Start Doing.

Recent events have caused many companies to reignite their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Numerous CEOs have put out position statements and many companies have donated to organizations that support equity and inclusion. This is all good stuff, but the real question is what are they going to do to impact real change in their own Read More …