There is a significant and growing body of research which establishes the fact that diversity is a material benefit to an organization and is the driver behind innovation, creativity and increased ROI. However because it is also a concept which can create internal conflict, stress and a feeling of “discomfort” among teams – it’s creation and implementation within the organization … Continue reading Diversity stressors can have organizational benefits.
As organizations tackle gender diversity and appropriate strategies, it is essential to take a step back and ask – Why does your organization want to or for that matter need to build a diversity strategy? Here are 6 foundational factors to consider when analyzing why diversity is important? and what will it help you achieve? Moral/Ethical Value: Are you seeking … Continue reading Diversity Strategy: 6 Factor Analysis
Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable is a premise which is increasingly gaining traction in terms of leadership development and success. There are various articles [e.g. lifehack, inc., inc., forbes, psychtoday] that address this and conversations surrounding it, but a preliminary review reveals, that current literature appears to driven by either a gender neutral or male driven … Continue reading Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable – The Gender Lens for Women.
As organizations seek to build a more diverse and multi-cultural workforce, one of the more significant impediments towards developing an equitable environment are the unconscious gender biases affecting behavior and lack of processes addressing them. Some such points to consider when developing related diversity initiatives are: The trap of "Act like a man" and "Don't … Continue reading Unconscious Gender Bias – Identifying & Managing it.
Be it telecommunications, transportation, public management, government, non-profits, technology services or e-commerce, there is one challenge common to all sectors: the last mile challenge. Simply put - it is the actions taken that enable the delivery of goods or services to the final destination or to the final consumers/beneficiaries. When viewed from the lens … Continue reading Diversity’s Last Mile Challenge
We all know in some format what a multi stakeholder process looks like; without going into the theory of it, in essence the end goal of this process is it promote better decision making by ensuring that the views of the main actors concerned about a particular decision are heard and integrated at all stages … Continue reading How to manage a multi stakeholder process
While I was spinning away at my soul cycle class, the combination of loud hip hop and motivational words led to honing in on two concepts that can make for a better organizational culture. Embrace your authentic yourself Every team or department has a unique identity and and value proposition. Healthy organizations enable teams to … Continue reading Culture Code: Healthy Organizations