What to Do When a Colleague Excludes You
November 05 | Sandra L. Robinson | Comments (0)
The negative effects of bullying and harassment and other aggressive behaviors in the workplace are becoming better known, but another, quieter form of torment is actually far more common: ostracism. Research indicates that a full 71% of professionals experience some degree of exclusion or social isolation in a six-month period (compared to the 49% that experience harassment, for example).
Don’t Give Up on Unconscious Bias Training — Make It Better
November 05 | Joelle Emerson | Comments (0)
There’s a growing skepticism about whether unconscious bias training is an effective tool to meet corporate diversity goals. Critics of such training contend that it doesn’t visibly move the needle on diversity numbers, and can even backfire.
Everyone Likes Flex Time, but We Punish Women Who Use It
November 05 | David Burkus, Assistant Professor of Management, Oral Roberts University. | Comments (0)
Offering flexible workplace schedules seems like a no-brainer. Work has become more flexible — tied less to specific times and places — and gender roles have changed. Letting employees shift their hours to accommodate hectic life schedules makes sense. Surveys show that flex time ranks high on the list of benefits employees want and that women value it even more than men do.
Leaders Aren’t Great at Judging How Inclusive They Are
November 01 | Jack Zenger, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Zenger Folkman | Comments (0)
Many organizations today are making concerted efforts to become not only more demographically diverse but also more inclusive and welcoming of difference. The latter is much harder to measure than the former. It’s not that hard to count the percentage of women or people of color in your organization, but how can you tell if leaders in your organization are genuinely welcoming?
Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion
October 29 | Laura Sherbin, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Center for Talent Innovation | Comments (0)
Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals confers a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. Yet a stark gap persists between recognizing the leadership behaviors that unlock this capability and actually practicing them.
Meaningful Work Should Not Be a Privilege of the Elite
October 29 | Richard Straub, Founder, Peter Drucker Society Europe | Comments (0)
It is hard for anyone to be against the idea of inclusive prosperity. Of course the bounty produced by economic growth should be broadly shared. But the devil is in the details, and when people advocate for inclusive growth they don’t always have the same things in mind.