In ORC’s experience, one of the most challenging aspects of implementing a successful diversity initiative is finding the right measures. sometimes, in their desire to provide data, organizations lose sight of why they are measuring in the first place.

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Trust Between managers and direct reports is essential to forming productive workplace relationships, facilitating employee engagement, navigating the workplace, and improving overall performance across the organization.

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In nearly 20 years of work as a labor and employment lawyer in a multi-national law firm and as the Chairman of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), nothing has proven more challenging than convincing white, male middle-management why diversity matters.

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At a recent luncheon, we discussed different approaches to creating a work environment that would accommodate various levels of diversity in the employee population.

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All The Right Things

PDJ May 25, 2011 0

A women of Indian origin works for one of my clients, a large insurance company in the Midwest. She has lived in the United States more than five years and was recently promoted, but she had expected to be promoted at a much faster pace, as indeed she had been back home in India.

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Due to market pressures, the business of law is migrating from an informal partnership structure to a more centralized, corporate management structure. Effective administration of processes like marketing, finance, and diversity management can be a qualitative differentiator in the marketplace.

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Advancing Women Leaders

PDJ April 27, 2011 0

Over the past several decades, businesses have become more inclusive of women, dismantling many of the traditional barriers to women’s advancement.

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Once upon a time, diversity was regarded as a matter of employment equity or affirmative action…an idea now as outmoded as cassette tapes. In today’s world, a diverse workforce is widely regarded as a key business imperative and should be incorporated into every organization’s strategy.

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Do you know what you need to create an action plan for shifting from diversity management to inclusion?

As a start, a common definition of “diversity” and “inclusion” is needed. Diversity means all the ways we differ. Some of these differences we are born with and cannot change. Anything that makes us unique is part of this definition of diversity…

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by Dr. Charlita Shelton President University of the Rockies More and more companies and corporations are taking diversity seriously and are creating diversity departments within their organizations. Diversity officers are in turn establishing diversity initiatives with the goal of creating an inclusive work environment. For individuals in an organization... Read more