What does “GOOD” look like in TODAY’s workplace?
“Inclusion” and “Diversity”, do you know what those words mean in the workplace? If you don’t, it’s time to get some education on the subject.
Maybe, I can begin the process. (This will not be everything there is to appreciate when it comes to the topic, but some mental imagery to get you thinking.) Try these observations on for size:
· “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.”, Vera Myers. So, when a new employee is hired, do you set them up to be “accepted” and successful? Or, do you presume “whatever will be will be”? (OK, those are words from a song from pre-millennial years.)
· Have you ever attended a “Crayon class”? “We could learn a lot from crayons/ some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors…but they all exist nicely in the same box.” (I think that’s from Anonymous.) How many of those conditions apply to your workplace?
· “Diversity is a fact, inclusion is an act.” Another one from Anonymous. Saying the words that change your workplace culture is the easy part. But, what actions are you undertaking?
· Question for the Top Students: Who “owns making your workplace something to be prouder of”? That person/those persons Recognize, Acknowledge, Praise and call an end to contrary behaviors. (Did that seem to take longer than expected?) IKR
Everything happens for a reason. But sometimes the reason is that you make bad decisions.
When it comes to your workplace…make good decisions.