Archives for Work-life Issues

Cultural Competence: Inability or Unwillingness?

By Dr. Ronald Harris Parker Cultural Competence: Inability or Unwillingness?   Management has two sets of workforce problems, those of today and those of tomorrow. Today’s problems stem from having a management group, the “old boy” network, overseeing a group of people (the other group) who are racially, ethnically and culturally different. Tomorrow’s problem is that the workforce will become more racially, ethnically and culturally diverse than it is today. With a growing LGBT community, the issue becomes even more profound. This phenomenon is a problem because successful management today and tomorrow will require that managers possess cultural competence. Cultural competence
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Without Humanity, Belonging and Process, sustainability of a corporation is questionable

By Dawn Fitch-Mitchell  Without Humanity, Belonging and Process, sustainability of a corporation is questionable   Standards of Diversity and Inclusion should be immersed into the business’ core values, not a basic program checkmark.   Humanity and Belonging are now measurements with value.  If they are not fused into your business strategy, your organization you will be fighting an uphill battle to gain respect of future talent and leaders.  Millennials and minorities are committing to your brand and choosing employment opportunities based on your organization’s visibility of inclusion actions and acceptance of diversity beyond race. Developing a diversity and inclusion strategy requires
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Bias, Transparency, Accountability: Recognizing the Ingredients of “Old Boy” Networks

  By Ronald Harris Parker Bias, Transparency, Accountability: Recognizing the Ingredients of  “Old Boy” Networks A granddaughter recently joined our family and my wife quilted a wall hanging for her with a phrase from Dr. Seuss, which read, “Oh the places she will go!”  My first comment after seeing the quilt was, “I love the quilt but I don’t know whether she will ever have the opportunity to go the places she could go.” My skepticism comes from the fact that frequently in today’s workplace women are evaluated on performance and men on potential. Men are more comfortable hiring, mentoring and
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“How To Stop Cyberbullying From Hurting Your Business”

By Greg Williams “How To Stop Cyberbullying From Hurting Your Business”   “Cyberbullying is an act that can make the weak feel stronger and the strong feel weaker.” -Greg Williams, The Master Negotiator & Body language Expert In our connected world, cyberbullying can greatly affect businesses. And the types of cyberbullying that can occur, such as bad reviews, false claims and trolling/harassment can occur for reasons of retribution or corporate positioning for a negotiation. Why these attacks occur and how to confront them is the point of this article.       Cyberbullying – Cause, Why: Bullies tend to target those that
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The Importance of Building Collaborative Networks at Work

By Julia E Hubbel The Importance of Building Collaborative Networks at Work   In a world where Facebook rules, Instagram proffers lies about our perfect lives, and the promise of connectedness through social media is singularly isolating, there is still one great truth about work success. Human networks. Let’s be clear here. I’m not talking about how many so-called “friends” you have through your social media outlets. How many folks you pepper with emails when the report is late. This is that set of both internal and external connections that we nurture over time, provide value to, allow to support us and
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