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This new program has been designed to provide all employees with practical, inclusionary skills for recognizing and responding to tough situations they may face or witness within the workplace after a health scare or pandemic. After all, inclusion and respect are all about people having a sense of belonging; it gives people the feeling of being welcomed, respected, valued and treated fairly for who they are and what they bring or contribute to the organization.
Transitioning to a different gender is a deeply personal decision. There are many unknowns and the added stress of how the workplace will accept the transitioning employee is very real. When discussing with and supporting (being an ally) an employee or co-worker going through the transition, the bottom line and key to personal and team success is simple... it all comes down to respect. This powerful video captures the emotion and fears of a transitioning employee.
Being respectful towards others is something we all need...and deserve. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to encourage discussion on the importance of a respectful workplace.
When it comes to discussing religion in the workplace, there are so many questions. Be prepared to have these discussions while fostering an inclusion environment! These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (F.A.I.T.H.S.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding & addressing questions on religion in the workplace. Great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Military veterans are a great asset in the workplace. But how can you maximize their experience while maintaining respect and equity? These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (V.E.T.E.R.A.N.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding your veteran's core tenents of honor, duty & integrity in the workplace. Great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Having active and respectful discussions are paramount to creating working relationships based on inclusive and trust. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (R.A.P.P.O.R.T.) along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to tackle the tough discussions with grace and respect. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Having active and respectful discussions are essential components of an inclusive and innovative workplace. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (S.P.A.C.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to tackle the tough discussions with grace and respect. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Social distancing policies and standards within the workplace are essential to protecting employees from possibly getting sick. Employees most likely will continue to maintain a six-foot distance from others and otherwise observe social distancing in the workplace as work duties permit. Also, there might need to be a limit to the total number of workers in a workspace (based on square footage) and a limit to the number of people in conference rooms, workstations, etc.
Blaming an Asian employee for a world-wide pandemic based on their heritage makes no sense. If it spread within an organization, it can impact personal relationships and cause deeper harassment and discrimination issues.
Yes, coughing in the workplace might take on a whole new meaning in the 'new normal' we face. But allergies, the common cold, even the flu bug will still be found in the workplace. Using good judgement and good hygiene can help prevent the spread of workplace sickness - without discriminating against others based on what we might perceive as fact.
New organizational policies and standards will be implemented across most organizations protecting employees while in the workplace. In the immediate future, 'new normal' guidelines will most likely include refraining from shaking hands while in the workplace. Refusing to shake hands can be dicey - even uncomfortable. There is definitely a right way to maintain respect while adhering to social distancing policies.
Blaming an Asian employee for a world-wide pandemic based on their heritage makes no sense. It's this type of explicit bias that not only impacts personal relationships, but if it's allowed to spread within an organization, it can potentially cause deeper harassment and discrimination issues.
People often have different religious practices based upon their faith. Some of these practices include wearing something like a crucifix. For others, it means wearing a piece of attire such as a hijab. Today’s inclusive and respectful workplace culture means that the ability to practice your religion is open to you.
How we present ourselves to the world is part of our personal choices. Some people prefer a laid back styles, some prefer a buttoned up conservative look. So long as people are within the dress code, what people are wearing is personal.
Being cooperative and respectful are probably two of the most important things we can do to really excel on the job. Just being able to get along with people is one of the most important skills any of us bring to the workplace. It means getting to know your colleagues and co-workers; making the effort to gain the respect and support of the people you work with.
It's a given... the workplace is going to be more diverse. So your employees, managers and executive team need to know it’s important that they use cultural competency skills to interact and communicate respectfully. The bottom line: By better understanding others, YOU can make a world of difference in your organization.
The workplace is much more diverse. So your employees, managers and executive team need to know it’s important that they use cultural competency skills to interact and communicate respectfully with patients and their families. The bottom line: By better understanding your patients, YOU can make a world of difference in their lives and within your organization.
This activity and worksheet helps facilitate the exploration and discussing of participants’ definitions of respect and the importance of respect.
This activity is designed to spark a discussion about the biases and assumptions people have towards others based upon different characteristics and aspects of who they are. These real-life examples focus on different aspects of bias.
These colorful, easy-to-implement cards provide a simple model (W.O.M.E.N.) and a list of questions that allow users/recipients to stop and think about gender specific issues. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.
This sample transgender employment policy document gives you a jump start in creating a comprehensive respectful and inclusive policy. Note: This is an example and needs to be customized per your organizational policies.
Diversity just is... but inclusion is the glue that binds a productive and innovative workplace. These easy-to-use cards provides thought-provoking statements on effective ways to enhance and leverage the power of inclusion. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
You have an employee who tells you they can't believe a coworker is a lesbian. They also tell you that they can no longer work with that employee. As a manager, what do you do? Ideally, organizational policies will give you some guidance on how to address sexual orientation questions and issues - from a compliance standpoint. But beyond that, there are team morale and productivity issues that need to be addressed when and if this type of situation arises.
Know what a 'diversity moment' is? How about the power of inclusion in the workplace? Understand the impact of respecting others? This fun video defines key diversity, equity and inclusion terms in a way that everyone will understand.
We’ve probably all heard expressions that seem harmless. But the truth is their effects can be very destructive. And when we have to let a co-worker - maybe someone we've worked with for years - know that he or she has said something that's causing a lot of friction - it can be a real challenge because it's easy to fall into sarcasm.
Spreading false information or accusations concerning employees may be a violation of organization policy. Employees that engage in this type of behavior could have a disruptive effect on relationships at work and it could be seen as contributing to possible harassment or a hostile work environment.
Sometimes we may think it is okay to tell jokes about our own group or about other groups when we think no one will be offended. The problem is some jokes may cross the line between what’s okay and what may be a violation of a policy or work rule. Even if you are on a break...
Accepting and including others in the workplace - regardless of their race or ethnicity - is key to truly leveraging the power of diversity. Having the difficult conversations helps everyone learn and address key diversity moments. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (A.S.I.A.N.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding & addressing questions on including and embracing other cultures in the workplace. Great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Not sure how to discuss (let along increase) inclusion and belonging in your diverse workplace? These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (B.L.A.C.K.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding & addressing questions on including and embracing other cultures in the workplace. Great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Everyone is a combination of the many things different aspects of our lives. Daughter, engineer, team lead, brother/sister, type A personality, lover of jazz, etc. How all of these come together in the workplace is unique to all of us. Building an inclusive workplace means that people can be authentic and feel that they belong.
When we think about other people, we need to be aware of how bias may come into play. This is particularly true when the same behavior is seen as positive or negative depending on the gender of the other person. As we think about how to put awareness into action, we must watch the words we use to describe others and strive to be fair and equitable in our descriptions.
Providing customer service over the phone can be hard, particularly when someone has an accent that is hard to understand. While it can be frustrating not being able to communicate easily, the reality is that everyone in the world has an accent. We only notice it when we are speaking with people who don’t share our native language.
We all know the dangers that come from making assumptions based on one aspect of a person - such as their name. People want to be seen as whole people and our name is just one part of who we are. This kind of bias can be very subtle and we may not even realize that it is being done. So, as we think about putting this into action, let’s support all of employees in the appropriate pronunciation of their names and to watching any biases that start from someone’s name.
There are still many stereotypes and prejudices about LGBTQ+ people - and this can often make it hard to come to work depending upon the attitudes and behaviors of co-workers. While we may not agree with every aspect of all of our co-workers, what we can agree on is that people need to be treated with respect and dignity.
People with disabilities live normal happy lives and most of the time are very independent and self-sufficient. Don’t offend someone by assuming that they cannot do something or that they have to have your help, but be willing to offer if it is desired.
We can make assumptions about people based on their age – younger people will be great with technology for example or anyone over the age of 25 will have a harder time adjusting to the software changes. But, assumptions like this can have a real-life impact on our work teams.
Speaking in a foreign language can be tiring and more challenging. Being able to speak in a native language often makes things easier and quicker - especially when describing work or tasks. It can be easy to assume that when we hear people speaking a foreign language that they are speaking about us. Sometimes this also means that we feel left out of the conversation.
Caring for ourselves and our families is something that everyone in the world worries about. And, immigrants are no exception of the rule. Often immigrants are willing to take jobs that other people find too hard or that they are willing to take because they have other opportunities. Other immigrants provide highly sought after skills and degrees that help companies to be successful. Helping immigrants to be successful at work helps everyone be a great part of a work team.
Sometimes a department or field is dominated by one gender and it can be hard for people who aren’t that gender to be successful in that field - due to ingrained perceptions or long-standing stereotypes. Think male nurses... or female software developers.
When we think about people with a disability – we typically think about visible or mobility related disabilities. But, in reality, many disabilities are hidden. When someone asks for an accommodation – that is between them and their manager. It isn’t anyone else’s business.
In today's fast-paced world, a simple social media post or email can lead to hurt feelings...lost jobs and maybe even a lawsuit. Simply put, uncivil actions disrupt the workplace! But... being civil is not about just being polite or having good manners.
Inclusion in the workplace only exists when we create a culture that makes a space for everybody to be present, participate, contribute and feel valued. When we think about inclusion, we think about words like: belonging… fitting in… acceptance… togetherness… engagement… Now, when there’s a culture of inclusion, people don’t feel like have to hide any part of who they are – they can simply be “real” at work.
Diversity has to do with human differences. So… a lot of times when people say “diversity” what they really mean is race or gender or ethnicity. Diversity is much more than that – it’s any point of difference. It can be differences in race or gender, but it also could be differences in work style, differences in personalities, differences in terms of our organizational cultures… any type of difference that matters.
Creating an inclusive work environment that values diversity helps us achieve our organization’s goals – both cultural and financial. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to encourage discussion on the importance of embracing inclusion.
Being civil to one another helps us all feel better about coming to work. But, it’s more than just being polite and showing good manners. There’s more to it than that! Civility helps create an organization where everyone can do their job - and not feel like they are being attacked.
Unconscious bias refers to a bias that we are unaware of, and which happens outside of our control. It is a bias that happens automatically and is triggered by our brain making quick decisions from data it gathers and then adding meaning to it. There are a lot of factors that drive unconscious bias.
Recognizing how jokes can have an unintentional impact and create “diversity moments” based on diversity and inclusion dynamics in the workplace.
Creating a welcoming and supportive healthcare environment for all LGBT patients is a critical part of patient-centered care. Getting to know your patients, including aspects of their sexual and gender identity, behavior, and desires is key to providing quality care. This tip sheet gives you quick information and resources when providing care to members of the LGBT community.
When it comes to encouraging diversity in the workplace, terminology and vocabulary play a large role. Using derogatory names given to certain groups and people can perpetuate bias and stereotyping. Using correct terms is an important first step in creating a respectful workplace.
When it comes to religion, the words you use are important and play an integral part of conversation with fellow colleagues. To ensure teamwork and communication in the workplace run as smoothly as possible, using the correct words and terms is very important.
Cultural competency is key to understanding others - especially those who These foam stress balls are great reminders of how to to "Be F.A.I.R." (Feedback, Assistance, Inclusion, Respect). They are great takeaways (training reminder/training reinforcement) for anyone participating in the Being F.A.I.R. training session. Note: This is a one-time buy. Limited inventory on hand. For larger quantity purchases, please call 800-300-8800.
An impactful diversity awareness program designed to help employees understand what diversity really is and when it matters most in the workplace. This program introduces the F.A.I.R.™ Approach as a practical way to improve an organization’s cultural competency. The approach can be used as a tool to build more positive, productive relationships at work that will help employees make better decisions that impact the overall productivity of the organization.
Studies have shown that having a diverse team is more innovative. But let's be real, finding and hiring diverse talent is often easier said than done. How can we get past potential bias and get the right talent in the door? And how do we keep them? This fast and fun new series answers common questions and provides real world tips on finding and keeping diverse talent.
Our Best-Selling DEIB Program! An inclusive workplace doesn't need to be elusive! As organizations and customer bases become increasingly diverse, it is important for employees to be able to engage and work through differences in a positive manner that supports productivity, teamwork and customer satisfaction. This best-selling program addresses the “respect and inclusion” component of diversity – from the employee’s perspective. Topics include: unconscious (hidden) bias, cultural competence, diversity moments, gender & gender identity, rumors & gossip, joking and improper expressions.
Sometimes we don’t realize that our comments or jokes are a form of ridicule and disrespect when they play off stereotypes. These kinds of jokes often offend people in the workplace or make them feel excluded. Managers need to help employees see the impact of their behavior on working relationships (and the workplace in general).
Bias is something we all have, and by itself, it’s neither good nor bad. It’s a conscious or unconscious judgment we make based on information we have learned from our own experiences or by what we have been taught by others. To further enhance our skills as a leader we must tackle any biases that create negative relationships or impede an inclusive workplace.
Great teamwork starts with people feeling they are important… and that their experience, skills and ideas matter! However, when someone is an “Only One" it can be harder for them to feel like they are part of the group... feel like they are included! Are you an ‘only one’ on your team?
We've taken ten of our best-selling discussion cards and created a pack of powerful, poignant and easy-to-use triggers for getting diversity, equity and inclusion conversations started! Each of the ten cards provides a simple model along with thought-provoking questions on various topics that will drive team cohesiveness. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement, performance management or as a conversation generator.
Biases are real and we all have ‘em. Our biases describe both positive and negative mindsets towards individuals and groups. There a lot to such a little word. Bias refers to the persistent, harmful and unequal treatment of someone based solely on some characteristic they possess or group they belong to.
Gender and gender identity continue to present significant challenges due to strongly held traditions, beliefs and values. We need to be sure to watch out for double standards - such as, norms or “rules” applied to some groups and not to others.
Organizational diversity includes work habits and values that are affected by time zone differences, commuting patterns, virtual teams and geographic distance. This can be a significant challenge when organizations merge, especially when they’re in different locations.
One of the things bilingual employees often wrestle with is when is it okay to speak another language with people who share it when we’re around people who don’t. The key is to be as inclusive as possible.
Patients in gender transition are dealing with emotions, questions, stares and even discrimination. The bottom line message of this short video is simple: Everyone must be treated with respect. It doesn’t matter if you are a patient, co-worker or vendor, we all deserve to be heard and treated fairly…and…sometimes we need to speak up to make that happen!
This video vignette clearly demonstrates the impact of offensive figures of speech on workplace relationships.
In the workplace, we need to be sensitive to how stereotypes can creep into our conversations and influence our actions. We also have a responsibility to speak up when we observe the kinds of statements in this scenario because, while often unintentional, they can easily lead to misunderstandings and reinforced stereotypes. Helping one another is an important part of creating and maintaining a respectful work environment.
This vignette presents the concept of feedback within a diversity context. Also covered is the necessity to recognize hidden/unconscious bias.
Inclusion is for everybody! We've paid a lot of attention to overcoming the past exclusion of women and minorities in the workplace - in terms of their roles and how they should be treated. But we don't give a lot of thought as to how those changes have affected white men. Organizations today must carry out efforts to increase their race, gender, and diversity in ways that don't exclude or unfairly disadvantage any group.
So you've had a difficult discussion with an employee, direct report, staff member... what's next? Things like action items, open issues, follow-up and more! These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (A.F.T.E.R.) along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to follow-up with a tough discussions with grace and respect. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Having a difficult discussion is hard. Though it must be done to get to resolution, you must be prepared. That includes understanding ground rules and preparing yourself mentally (working through a checklist). These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (B.E.F.O.R.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to tackle the tough discussions with grace and respect. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Discussing race and racial inequities in the workplace can be tough... but it's a conversation that needs to take place. Shying away from key workplace topics/issues don't make those problems disappear. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (D.I.V.I.D.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to tackle the tough discussions with grace and respect. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
We all know that having a difficult discussion can be hard. It's important to watch out for key indicators during that conversation. This includes ground rules, verbal and non-verbal cues, and so much more! These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (D.U.R.I.N.G.) along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to tackle the tough discussions with grace and respect. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
It's not always easy having workplace discussions - whether to simply gather information or to tackle a tough situation. Shying away from key workplace topics/issues don't make those problems disappear. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (T.H.E.C.H.A.T.) along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to tackle the tough discussions with grace and respect. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Need to have a serious talk with an employee or front-line staff? Having the tough workplace discussions are never easy. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (G.R.A.C.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on effective ways to tackle the tough discussions... effectively and with respect. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Other demographic groups are joining our organizations in increasing numbers and in positions where there weren’t before. Are you ready? These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (L.A.T.I.N.O./A.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding & addressing questions on including and embracing other cultures in the workplace. Great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Native American. First Nations. Inuit. Indian. There is a lot to consider when addressing diversity dynamics in the workplace. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (N.A.T.I.V.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on better understanding & addressing questions on including and embracing other cultures. Great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Pronouns, just like personal names, are connected to a person's identity. Gender pronouns are words that an individual (co-worker, customer, vendor, etc.) would like others to use when talking to or about them. The most commonly used pronouns are “he, him, his” and “she, her, hers.” People who are transgender, nonbinary, or gender nonconforming may choose to use pronouns that don't conform to binary male/female gender categorizations, such as "they, them, theirs."
A colorful and insightful reminder card that provides a simple model (F.A.I.R.) for understanding the importance of building and using cultural competency in our every day interactions. These cards can be printed and distributed for a quick reminder (post-training), performance management (just-in-time reinforcement) or a powerful conversation starter.
We all want to be treated fairly. And we all want to be seen like we're being fair with others, right? So, the question is, how do we do that? The key is to have a common way to talk about and practice being fair. And that's what the F.A.I.R. tool does.
Diversity is a fact of life in our organizations. So, the question is, "how can we use our awareness of diversity to be more effective?" Being culturally competent means having the ability to recognize and respond to our similarities and differences; and make better decisions based on that understanding.
As well know well, diversity is all about relationships. The similarities and differences that exist among employees, customers, and suppliers are what create diversity in the workplace. When we talk about diversity, one of the most important things to understand is that it's about culture. Culture is a way of living, thinking, doing being and believing. It has to do with things like dress, customs, language, and beliefs.
The point of understanding the impact of diversity and being culturally competent by using the F.A.I.R.™ approach isn't just to ensure we'll all be nice to each other. Our organizations are in business to accomplish a task. And that takes the cooperation of employees and customers.
When the holiday season comes around, many people - by default - wish others a "Merry Christmas." But for people who don’t celebrate Christmas, this can feel disrespectful... and even rude. A key component of being respectful includes using appropriate holiday greetings during the holiday season.
Bias and stereotypes can impact us in many ways... including assuming that just because someone didn’t go to prestigious university - they won’t be a great employee. So, when we are reviewing resumes for new hires, it is important to not let those biases keep us from seriously considering candidates for reasons like the school they attended.
Cultural differences can impact how people perceive situations such as a visit to the doctor. For some cultures, this is seen as something an individual does, for other cultures, they see it as an important event which a good number of family members need to attend.
We are all socialized into our cultural heritage, whether we know it or not. We learn language, values, and beliefs as well as “who is one of us” and “who is not” from our experiences in our cultures. Many of these beliefs remain even when presented with contradictory information or evidence. Bias can be expressed blatantly or through subtle messages.
These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (M.E.E.T.) along with thought-provoking questions to create a respectful flow of communication - helping everyone recognize, respond to, and resolve difficult interactions involving diversity and inclusion dynamics. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Talking about diversity and fairness in the workplace is important; actively managing the challenges and issues that can arise is much more difficult—but critical for maintaining productivity and achieving results. This follow-up program teaches employees how to be fair and culturally competent in real-life workplace situations by applying the F.A.I.R. approach.
An introductory diversity awareness program designed to help employees understand what diversity really is and when it matters most in the workplace. This program introduces the "F.A.I.R. approach" as a practical way to improve an organization’s cultural competency. The approach can be used as a tool to build more positive, productive relationships at work that will help employees make better decisions that impact the overall productivity of the organization.
Enforcing a zero tolerance policy can put managers and supervisors in a tough position. With no gray areas, second chances or margins for error, they must handle each situation properly to avoid legal repercussions for themselves and their organizations. This program adapts the M.E.E.T. approach to help managers and supervisors deal with zero tolerance situations respectfully, legally and consistently.
The concept of respect within a diversity context; an example of different perspectives on work/life balance.
Are you curious how diversity can help your team be more innovative and impact your culture? To begin, we need to know that diversity is a term that doesn’t apply to just a few things … like race and gender… diversity also encompasses people from different cultures or regions of the country. Or, it could be people of different ages or educational backgrounds.
Bias impacts how we see candidates and often limits our ability to find and hire the best talent. Why? Because we often make assumptions about the candidates. Everyone makes assumptions about others... it's a natural part of how we interact with each other. Probably more times than we'd like to admit, we let appearances impact the way we think and treat others.
When it comes to interacting with others in the workplace, we all have filters. Our filters are made up of our experiences, our upbringing, beliefs… and so much more. When it comes down to it, these filters impact how we perceive and understand the world around us. The key is learning how to use these filters to our advantage!
So, you hired the candidate you’ve been looking for? Well, your job’s not done. You simply can’t let them fend for themselves. You need to work on keeping them… by making a conscious effort to make them feel included – AND an integral part of the organization. How do we do that? First, introduce them to people in the company who can be of assistance – on the big and the small stuff.
How important is it to select diverse candidates? Conventional wisdom says that having team members who are all alike… makes working together easier… and that may be true. But, when it comes to creative and innovative ideas, a diverse team gets better results.
Understanding that assumptions (gossip or rumor) reported as fact can have a negative impact on diversity and inclusion.
Accommodating religious differences in the workplace.
An employee has difficulty helping a patient due to a language barrier.
Dealing with culturally-insensitive remarks.
Off-hand comments about a newspaper or blog article, TV show or even current events can disrupt work and impact working relationships. But let's face it, there's no way we can keep people from talking about these things.