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Diversity 101™ Spreading Rumors
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.
Wanna Get Us All Sick? (from Workplace Inclusion: Navigating Through Difficult Times™)
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.
It's Just Allergies! (from Workplace Inclusion: Navigating Through Difficult Times™)
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.
The New Normal (from Workplace Inclusion: Navigating Through Difficult Times™)
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.
Everyday Diversity™ Three Strikes
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.
Everyday Diversity™ The Assertive Salesperson
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.
Everyday Diversity™ Difficult Name
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.
Everyday Diversity™ His Husband
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.
Everyday Diversity™ I Can Hear You!
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.
Everyday Diversity™ Mary the Dinosaur
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.
Everyday Diversity™ Speak English
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.
Everyday Diversity™ Taking Our Jobs!
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.
Everyday Diversity™ What Does a Girl Know?
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.
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.
TrainingBytes® Common Good. Common Ground™
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.
Info Brief: What is Unconscious Bias?
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.
I Don't Understand
An employee has difficulty helping a patient due to a language barrier.
We're Just Telling Jokes!
Recognizing how jokes can have an unintentional impact and create “diversity moments” based on diversity and inclusion dynamics in the workplace.
Bias Quotes - Mix and Match Activity
This activity is designed to help participants re-think their assumptions about others based on what they see (or read). Participants review quotes attributed to famous people on topics that are not how people often think about them.
Caring for Transgender Patients
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.