Category: Inclusive Workplace

You Can’t Fix a D&I Problem by Barking up the Tree of Bad Behavior

by Stephen Young & Barbara Hockfield In visiting many companies, globally, it is striking how frequently employees wrongly categorize bad behavior as a symptom of unconscious bias, exclusion, or micro-inequity. The tendency is to use a broad brush when assessing the motivations behind behaviors that make others feel uncomfortable or demotivated. Let’s be clear, this… Read the full article

KPMG’s Lynne Doughtie: Standing United Behind Our Culture and Values

KPMG U.S. Chairman and CEO, Lynne Doughtie’s response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Authentic engagement: A great culture’s “secret sauce.”

by Danielle Robin As we are seeing a trend from the old, “work-life balance”, towards the new, “work-life integration”, millennial employees are entering the workplace expecting to feel not only excited and passionate, but also fully engaged in what the whole team is building. Keeping the team engaged is the secret sauce to creating company… Read the full article

Why Inclusive Work Cultures Matter—And How Your Organization Can Create Them

By Catalyst In the business world, perfectionism, power, and competitiveness are often glorified. Many companies want to be perceived as stronger and better than their competitors. But what some of them fail to realize is that when these behaviors seep into their organizational cultures and influence the ways employees interact with one another, their high-potential… Read the full article

L’Oréal Canada first company in Canada to receive EDGE Certification on workplace gender equality

L’Oréal Canada is the first company in Canada to be certified with the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for workplace gender equality. The EDGE assessment is the leading business certification for gender equality in the workplace that is universally applicable across industries and countries. L’Oréal Canada is also the first subsidiary of… Read the full article

Assimilation: Hidden in Plain Sight:
The Illusion of Inclusion – Part IV

Part IV of the series The Illusion of Inclusion By Helen Turnbull, PhD In my last article, I talked about the affinity bias conundrum and our propensity to surround ourselves with people who make us comfortable. Yet another piece of the inclusion puzzle is hidden in plain sight: Assimilation. Assimilation is defined as the need… Read the full article

The Affinity Bias Conundrum:
The Illusion of Inclusion – Part III

Part III of the series The Illusion of Inclusion By Helen Turnbull, PhD Is it realistic to believe that we can keep it from happening or manage our way out of it? Or is affinity bias such an entrenched part of human behavior that we cannot hope to change it? If I were to make… Read the full article

The Illusion of Inclusion – Part II

Part II of the series The Illusion of Inclusion By Helen Turnbull, PhD Four Sides to the Same Coin In stark contrast to the weather I grew up with, the warm air of Miami washed over me as I stepped off the British Airways flight that brought me from my native country of Scotland to… Read the full article

The Illusion of Inclusion – Part I

What is the big deal about inclusion? It is easy to include others. All you have to do is make sure you actually notice people, smile at them, acknowledge them, say hello, make them feel good about themselves…