The Inclusion Habit

The Inclusion Habit

PDJ January 17, 2020 2

By Amanda J Felkey, PhD This evidence-based solution transfers inclusion work to the individual, and focuses on changing behaviors and habits. The program is designed to help individuals be proactive in making their behavior more inclusive through six habit-building phases—embracing that inclusion matters, understanding biases and their sources, dispersing... Read more
MicroDeceptions & the Halo Effect
By Stephen Young and Barbara Hockfield In the world of diversity and inclusion there are the good, the bad, and the invisible. More often, the good and the bad are easily observable and managed. The invisible behaviors tend to not present themselves in such clear and tangible form. Exposure... Read more
6 Make or Break DEI Decisions

6 Make or Break DEI Decisions

PDJ December 30, 2019 0

By Janet and Gary Smith, Ivy Planning Group Perhaps your organization is new to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) or simply wants to re-energize its DEI efforts. Here are 6 Make or Break DEI Decisions you’ll need to get right: 1. Who leads the effort? It’s a difficult job... Read more
A Fresh Cup of Tea: What the Nutcracker Can Teach Us about Inclusion
By Phil Chan, cofounder of Final Bow for Yellowface Archival photos courtesy of Ballet West It’s Nutcracker time again: the season of sweet delights and a sparkling good time for all—if we’re able to ignore the sour taste left behind by the outdated and unimaginative cultural stereotypes so often... Read more
Resilient D&I: How We Have to Revise, Rethink, and Realign Our Work
By Michael Stuber, the European D&I Engineer As D&I experts, we have always advocated change, based on a thorough look at hidden dynamics and taking into account changing contexts. While we see many signs of progress and real success, a number of worrying and even threatening elements have become... Read more
Why Isn’t Tech More Inclusive?
By Teresa Fausey Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. – Steve Jobs So, why is it that in tech, and perhaps to a lesser... Read more
Bringing the Curtain Down on Affinity Groups
By Stephen Young & Barbara Hockfield, PDJ columnists for 2019 Cultural Equity Teams Wait in the Wings Whatever you call them—BRGs, ERGs, or affinity groups—these employee organizations have created... Read more
Equity or Bust

Equity or Bust

PDJ September 3, 2019 0

By Melissa B. Donaldson As a diversity and inclusion strategist for more than a decade, I’ve noticed a number of subtle and not-so-subtle changes in the profession over the years—some disconcerting, some encouraging, and some, frankly, confusing. One change that encompasses all three of these reactions, in one way... Read more
Do White Men Have a Role to Play in D&I?
By Lor N. Lee, Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Mayo Clinic I don’t know Lor. What do I have to offer to the work of diversity and inclusion?” “I’m just going to not mentor any women because I don’t want to be accused of sexual harassment when behind... Read more
Isn’t that Just Good Management?
By Janet Crenshaw Smith and Gary A. Smith Sr., PDJ columnists for 2019 It’s funny how often that question is asked when we are implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies and programs for our clients. In fact, the question has become somewhat predictable. We’ll start here by first answering... Read more