Sollah Blog - 2023 Posts

EEO - Affirmative Action – Diversity & Equity, Inclusion – An Overview
Dec 2023 20

EEO - Affirmative Action – Diversity & Equity, Inclusion – An Overview

by Jon Grannis, 4 months ago

As organizations focus on the implementation of diversity, equity & inclusion programs they sometimes, mistakenly, assume that there is no longer a need for EEO or affirmative action/affirmative employment efforts. This can be a serious error as each program contributes to the organization’s success in different ways.

Build a Foundation for Growth - A Quick Tip
Dec 2023 5

Build a Foundation for Growth - A Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 4 months ago

Oftentimes, behind the scenes tasks are overlooked as being nonessential; however, they are a vital component to the health and productivity of the team. It takes the combined efforts of many types of skills and talents on a team to create the shared successful fruits of their labor.

Use a Mediator to Help Stalemates
Nov 2023 9

Use a Mediator to Help Stalemates

by Jon Grannis, 5 months ago

Differences between colleagues may lead to disputes that make it impossible for them to see past their biases, resulting in a conflict or stalemate.

Be Open to How Work Gets Done
Oct 2023 10

Be Open to How Work Gets Done

by Jon Grannis, 6 months ago

Discriminating against ideas, resources, and the guidance from a team member may cause your entire work team to suffer.

Hiring Should Always Be More Than a Gut Feeling
Sep 2023 23

Hiring Should Always Be More Than a Gut Feeling

by Jon Grannis, 7 months ago

Interviewing can really suck! Having a hard time getting it right? Behavior-Based Interviewing works when it comes to hiring for a good fit.

FAQ: The Hidden Impact of Harassment Claims
Sep 2023 12

FAQ: The Hidden Impact of Harassment Claims

by Jon Grannis, 7 months ago

In order to reduce harassment claims in your organization, employers should establish, distribute to all employees, and enforce a policy that prohibits inappropriate behavior (including harassment), and communicates a procedure for making complaints.

Creating a Culture of Integrity
Aug 2023 25

Creating a Culture of Integrity

by Jon Grannis, 8 months ago

In an effort to educate employees about ethical business practices and regulatory compliance within the organization, many organizations are developing ethics and compliance programs. These programs encourage ethical behavior and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Inclusion Creates New Workplace Opportunities
Aug 2023 2

Inclusion Creates New Workplace Opportunities

by Jon Grannis, 8 months ago

While shifting a company’s perspective to seeing DEIB as an organizational development initiative does bring about a substantial change in regard to how diversity is viewed and approached throughout the organization, this change also creates new efficiencies and business opportunities.

Generations Apart
Jul 2023 20

Generations Apart

by Jon Grannis, 9 months ago

A fun and interesting perspective of Gen X and Gen Y employees - from the perspective of a Baby Boomer. Honest thoughts and interesting stereotypes are discussed. Will some generation-based attributes still annoy us? Sure they will. Can we work through those problems? We can if we choose to do so.

Understanding Preconceived Notions & Stereotypes
Jun 2023 19

Understanding Preconceived Notions & Stereotypes

by Jon Grannis, 10 months ago

Having preconceived notions or stereotypes about other people is like assuming that you know all of the ingredients of an item of food just by looking at it.

Invest Your Time for Others - A Cultural Quick Tip
Jun 2023 4

Invest Your Time for Others - A Cultural Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 10 months ago

On teams, it is important to be willing to invest time into the lives of other team members. We do this by learning about what they need and what obstacles they face and by then offering our assistance.

A Full Plate (Avoiding Burn Out)
May 2023 1

A Full Plate (Avoiding Burn Out)

by Jon Grannis, 12 months ago

Burnout happens when requests for our time and energy exceed our capacity to comply. Once a person reaches this stage, there is a rapid drop in productivity, not a gradual decline.

Build an Army of Many - A Cultural Quick Tip
Apr 2023 17

Build an Army of Many - A Cultural Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 12 months ago

When teams are working together, there are many roles that are vital to the success of the team, and yet, they are not visible to most people. When building effective, inclusive teams, create the opportunities to utilize the contributions of all team members in accomplishing team goals.

An ADA  (Americans With Disabilities Act) Case Study
Mar 2023 7

An ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) Case Study

by Jon Grannis, 13 months ago

Understanding the ADA is an arduous task. That's why you have an HR and/or Legal Department. But there are some things a manager should know. Here is a case study about the ADA that you can use in an upcoming ADA training session.

Craft Your Message With Purpose - A Communication Quick Tip
Jan 2023 23

Craft Your Message With Purpose - A Communication Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 15 months ago

Taking time to think about who, when, and how a message will be received allows the sender to craft a much more effective message that will produce much better results.