Diversity Inertia

[caption id="attachment_596" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Diversity Inertia = Competing Priorities + Comfort Zones[/caption] Newton's first law -- the law of inertia -- states that an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion. The same law can be applied to diversity and inclusion programs in organizations. Diversity inertia occurs when... Read More

Knowing Yourself to Help Others

[caption id="attachment_573" align="alignleft" width="123"] What do you see? A vase or two faces?[/caption] Many people and organizations are becoming more interested in implicit or unconscious bias and the role it plays in our interaction with those who are different. Just like "mindbugs" that trick the brain into seeing things that aren't there, we also have... Read More

Diversity Disconnect

For many people the word "diversity" is an honourific term that denotes positive things in the workplace, on teams or in neighbourhoods: including more creativity, more innovation, less group-think and better problem-solving abilities. And for the most part they are right. Numerous studies have demonstrated the benefits of having diverse perspectives and backgrounds in organizations.... Read More

Diversity, Inclusion Boost Innovation, Organizational Strength

Diversity, Inclusion Boost Innovation, Organizational Strength Diversity and Inclusion was the focus of the recent Credit Union Leadership Forum Edu-Leader learning event for senior leaders to increase organizational effectiveness.  Stuart Levine writes that leaders face many challenges to diversity and inclusion. Often the most important one is insider/outsider dynamics within the organization. "Insiders, who are... Read More