Over the last few years, diversity and inclusion (D&I) have become indivisible parts of conversations about how to build a successful team and culture. Creating an environment that is inclusive to employees of all genders, backgrounds, and identities is important not just because it’s the right thing to do but also because it’s the only […]
Organizational Network Analysis (ONA) provides what expert Rob Cross describes as an “x-ray into the inner workings of an organization,” helping leaders see the informal networks that do not get captured on the traditional org chart. The most robust ONA studies incorporate data coming from multiple sources, such as calendars, e-mail, instant messaging, sociometric badges, […]
If you think discrimination happens at other companies but not yours, think again. Recent research shows that three out of five employees have experienced or witnessed discrimination based on age, race, gender, or LGBTQ identity at work. With odds like that, there’s a good chance some of that discrimination is happening in your workplace.
Perhaps you have heard the term “microaggressions.” I recently spoke with Tania Luna, Co-CEO of LifeLabs Learning, about them, their effect on employees and organizations, and how they can be identified. We also spoke about how they can be addressed through something called “micro-inclusions.”
According to a BLS report, unemployment among those with a disability was 8.0% in 2018, which is more than double the average unemployment rate for those without a disability (3.7%). With so many potential employees being left behind, it’s more important than ever for organizations to make an effort to bring such people on board […]
The business world has a problem. For years, well-intentioned companies have been scrambling to improve their workplace diversity by launching diversity campaigns, internal investigations, and more. But despite this, most companies are still failing to make a meaningful difference. In fact, a new report showed the pay gap between black and white technology workers has […]
Inclusion training refers to training employees to better work with others of differing abilities, backgrounds, nationalities, genders, etc. It’s often referred to as diversity and inclusion training. It emphasizes being inclusive of all types of employees and explains the benefits of doing so. This can be in the form of training to increase awareness of […]
As a member of the LGBTQ community, Jennifer Brown knows as well as anyone how important organizational diversity and inclusion efforts can be. That’s part of why her consulting organization focuses on training leadership and organizations on how best to implement diversity and inclusion strategies. In a recent interview with Brown, we discussed how organizations […]
The benefits of diversity in the workplace have been widely recognized. Diverse workforces have been found to be more creative and better at solving problems, as well as innovative, productive, and successful. People from different backgrounds and cultures can have different perspectives and ideas, and employees are more comfortable contributing to a diverse team rather […]
The past few years have seen excellent strides toward diversity across organizations in the United States. However, many issues remain. For example, Amazon’s recruiting algorithm was taken offline last year because it was accidentally creating bias. And, while many organizations are aware of the need for diversity, some don’t seem equipped to act.