The Benefits of Neurodiversity in the Workplace
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3w ago
Did you know there is a significant portion of the workforce that feels they have to mask themselves at work? Not a physical mask, as if they were sick, but a masking of their personality or behavioral traits because they worry about fitting in or fear they could miss out on opportunities in the workplace. This stems from their brains operating in a way that is considered atypical, otherwise known as neurodivergent. Neurodiversity represents a fundamental aspect of human diversity, acknowledging that neurological differences are as natural and essential as any other human variation. Below, we ..read more
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The Science of Implicit Bias and How to Combat It
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1M ago
Implicit bias is a pervasive and scientifically validated phenomenon that profoundly influences our daily interactions and decision-making processes. It is the unconscious attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions. Unlike explicit biases, which are conscious and deliberate, implicit biases are automatic and operate without intentional control. Understanding how biases impact our thought processes is the first step toward implementing strategies to mitigate their negative effects. Where Does Implicit Bias Come From? Implicit biases are shaped by early life ..read more
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Understanding Intersectionality: An In-Depth Exploration
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1M ago
Since Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are fundamental pillars shaping the ethos of modern workplaces, it’s important to ask if DEI creates transformative change. This blog explores the methodologies and metrics for assessing DEI program effectiveness, including a detailed case study of PayPal’s innovative approach to economic equity. We’ll also get a glimpse of efforts at other organizations, providing a comprehensive view of how DEI strategies can yield valuable results. Understanding the Impact of DEI: A Statistical Overview DEI’s significance transcends compliance or ethical obligat ..read more
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DEI in Remote and Hybrid Work Environments: Navigating the New Norm
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5M ago
The shift toward remote and hybrid work marks a transformative era in workplace dynamics, deeply affecting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategies. Ensuring inclusive and supportive hybrid and remote work environments requires a nuanced approach, recognizing the diverse needs and experiences of all employees. The Preference for Hybrid Work Approximately 66% of employees express a preference for hybrid work models, valuing the flexibility and balance they offer. This preference is even stronger among traditionally underrepresented groups; for instance, employees with disabilities, no ..read more
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Evaluating DEI Effectiveness: Uncovering Impact through Metrics and Case Studies
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5M ago
Since Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are fundamental pillars shaping the ethos of modern workplaces, it’s important to ask if DEI creates transformative change. This blog explores the methodologies and metrics for assessing DEI program effectiveness, including a detailed case study of PayPal’s innovative approach to economic equity. We’ll also get a glimpse of efforts at other organizations, providing a comprehensive view of how DEI strategies can yield valuable results. Understanding the Impact of DEI: A Statistical Overview DEI’s significance transcends compliance or ethical obligat ..read more
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Microaggression in the Workplace: Understanding the Subtle Forms of Bias
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1y ago
While clear forms of discrimination are easy to spot and address, there’s a more hidden form of bias called microaggressions. These small actions or comments, even if unintentional, can affect someone’s sense of belonging and well-being. So what is a microaggressions and how do you manage them? What is a Microaggression? Harvard Business Review defines a microaggression as “Subtle, often unintentional, behaviors or comments that convey negative or derogatory messages to individuals based on their membership in a marginalized group.” These can show up in three different ways: verbal, non-verba ..read more
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Creating Inclusive Workplaces: The Power of Executive Coaching in Driving DEI Success
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1y ago
Did you know that organizations with diverse and inclusive leadership are 50% more likely to outperform their competitors in key metrices, including financial performance, innovation, and employee engagement (Source: McKinsey & Company, 2020)? In a world where innovation thrives on diverse perspectives, executive coaching is the secret weapon for creating an inclusive work environment. This blog reveals how executive coaching unlocks the full potential of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across organizations and offers practical guidance for maximizing the impact of your coaching ex ..read more
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Creating an Equitable and Inclusive Hybrid Work Environment
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2y ago
While hybrid workplaces are becoming the norm for many organizations, equitable and inclusive hybrid work environments are not, and this can cause problems for your team. An equitable workplace is one where all types of workers have equal and fair access to opportunities and resources. Historically, equity was only considered in the context of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In the post-Covid return-to-work context, you should consider the hybrid, virtual, and fully in-person workers and how to ensure an equitable workplace for all three categories. Here are a few characteristics of ..read more
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Future of Work for Product Managers
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2y ago
I feel lucky that my career has allowed me to meet so many interesting, curious, and knowledgeable people. You will find several of them in this roundup of podcasts and interviews that I joined. 1. Future of leadership for product managers I was honored to be invited by Chad McAllister from Product Mastery as a guest for his webinar on trends influencing the future leadership. This conversation discussed why product managers must know about the future of leadership, the big trends that are driving leadership change, what exactly current leadership looks like, and how leaders can encourage em ..read more
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Workforce Trends: The Importance of Diversity–The Old Minority Will Become the New Majority
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2y ago
There are several major demographic trends in today’s workplace, such as Baby Boomer retirement, organizations losing female talent and the increasing need for workplace flexibility. Perhaps the most profound trend, however, is the fact that the United States is transitioning from a nation whose majority population is white to a nation in which the majority of the population will soon be people of color. So-called minorities accounted for 92 percent of the nation’s population growth in the last decade. They are now the majority of residents in four states, 3 ..read more
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