We’ve all had to work through politically tenuous times before, including during divisive presidential elections that pit co-workers against each other politically.
But these days, keeping disruptive politics out of the workplace feels more difficult than ever.
The contentious Supreme Court hearings of Brett Kavanaugh have touched an emotional nerve for many. The fallout has divided Americans even further in what was already a volatile political climate.
The media has …Continue Reading
Electronic tools and other tech advancements have drastically changed the workplace training landscape.
We’ve all gotten used to the presence of smartphones, tablets, and apps in our lives. We’ve seen how easy they make it to create and watch videos, and to communicate with others quickly and easily from anywhere.
The Millennial generation, which now makes up the largest percentage of the workforce in the United States, is especially comfortable …Continue Reading
Cultural change requires a focus on specific behaviors. However, ferreting out harmful behaviors isn’t always easy. Although blatant and egregious examples of racism still exist, many of the behaviors that damage diversity and inclusion efforts in today’s companies are more subtle.
In many cases, workplace discrimination happens completely unconsciously: Even the people who consider themselves to be very fair and welcoming to all groups can be responsible for bias.
However, benign …Continue Reading
There are plenty of bad workplace behaviors that aren’t classified as discrimination, but that have the same bad effects on business. A few examples of these uncivil behaviors are disruptive behavior (yelling, swearing, outbursts, etc.), bullying and sexual harassment.
These behaviors all have similar consequences: employee turnover, poor morale resulting in lost productivity, teams that do not work well together, and so on.
However, they also have similar solutions. The …Continue Reading
Diversity and inclusion issues are getting a lot of press these days. More companies are beginning to understand that making a real effort to prevent these types of behaviors is essential.
Once you understand the hallmarks of an inclusive culture that will benefit your business, it’s time to take action. Let’s get specific about which behaviors will lead to the type of culture you want to establish.
Establish Value-Linked Behaviors
The …Continue Reading