Theresa Lambert: “I think a big step towards more equality and inclusion is to create judgement free workplaces”

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I think a big step towards more equality and inclusion is to create judgement free workplaces. There are far too many labels that are being placed on people and too many assumptions and generalizations are made. An example would be an assumption that millennials are lazy, and they do not want to work hard, you may have heard that one before. Just because people have a different perspective on how a workplace should look like or what flexibility it should offer, doesn’t mean we have to label them, or generalize an entire group. I am a millennial, and I am anything but lazy, I do however believe that we need to find ways to have a more flexible and human approach to work. I do not believe in working 80+ hour weeks anymore or that you have to be available 24/7 to be successful.

Learning to take a judgment free approach and be open to new perspectives and viewpoints is what will bring equality to workplaces, but even more so have our society thrive and grow instead of staying stuck in old mindsets. For years, people have asked to be able to have remote workdays, yet in many Industries this was seen as unacceptable. The assumption was made that people would not complete their work at home. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced this to be something that moving forward, will be embraced. Organizations started to see how beneficial this can actually be. But it should not take a pandemic to initiate change. We need to learn to listen with empathy and be open to new possibilities.

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Parveen Panwar, Mr. Activated

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Entrepreneur, angel investor and syndicated columnist, as well as a yoga, holistic health, breathwork and meditation enthusiast. Unlock the deepest powers

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Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. Authority Mag is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in their industry. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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