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Update of Our Best-Selling DEI 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.