…breakout advertising campaign was Fire and Ice (figure 4). The advertising campaign makes it clear: Revlon isn’t selling a product, it’s selling a “new me.” In fact, there’s barely any mention of any product. One whole page is a check list of provocative q…
Ultimately, they determined “who is on the team matters less than how the team members interact, structure their work, and view their contributions.” And that is a powerful finding for those interested in upping team effectiveness and productivity a…
To truly embrace diversity, we need to go above and beyond just ethnicity and gender statistics, looking at our differences in other dimensions as well. Otherwise, we run the risk of optimizing for the perception of diversity at the cost of actual diversity itself.
I find it very difficult to engage in any conversations around “D&I” unless there’s some type of baseline, a basic level of agreement and understanding around key, fundamental concepts. But these basic, yet critical, concepts rarely get unpacked or even brought up in most of today’s corporate D&I trainings.
This is the tricky thing about “doing the right thing.” Often times, there is little to no immediate incentive for those in positions of power to change, to opt-in to walk the tougher path. People who benefit from the current “default” state need to be motivated to put in the extra effort to change the norm to benefit all people.
But I’m afraid too many companies are hiding behind this decades-old question to delay the work that needed to begin a decade ago or that need to continue. We’re wasting too much time trying to convince those who don’t have the desire to be convinced.
…rse, people who are in charge of D&I, ask that question during a program proposal, I flag the deal. Because my experience tells me anyone who questions the “business case” for D&I is likely not ready to commit to the hard work required to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workplace. I can project, with a degree of certainty, we’ll spend countless hours revising the proposal and proving the business case using the most compelling evidence, only to be left hanging while they “finalize their company priorities.”