Part IV of the series The Illusion of Inclusion by Helen Turnbull, PhD In my last article, I talked about the affinity bias conundrum and our propensity to surround ourselves with people who make us comfortable. Yet another piece of the inclusion puzzle is hidden in plain sight: Assimilation.... Read more
Is it realistic to believe that we can keep it from happening or manage our way out of it? Or is affinity bias such an entrenched part of human behavior that we cannot hope to change it? By Helen Turnbull, PhD If I were to make a hierarchical list... Read more
Have you ever worked for an inclusive leader? If you have, you know it. These leaders are special because of the positive impact they have on individuals and organizations—they encourage everyone to engage in the organization’s mission in their own unique way.
Four Sides to the Same Coin By Dr. Helen Turnbull See Part 1 here In stark contrast to the weather I grew up with, the warm air of Miami washed over me as I stepped off the British Airways flight that brought me from my native country of Scotland... Read more
What is the big deal about inclusion? It is easy to include others. All you have to do is make sure you actually notice people, smile at them, acknowledge them, say hello, make them feel good about themselves…
By Mason Donovan and Mark Kaplan To truly make a difference with diversity and inclusion initiatives, it requires focus, investment, and energy. All too often this investment has a very short-term impact without a solid foundation to maintain movement. It is thus imperative for organizations investing in creating inclusive... Read more
By Judy Shen-Filerman Many professionals who have come from other cultures are not used to the way Americans socialize at work. Our sarcastic humor, our “how was your weekend as a passing-by comment” make make many non-natives feel on the periphery and unwelcome in work circles. Professionals have mentioned... Read more
2012 was a tipping point for many diversity and inclusion (D&I) issues in this country and around the globe. We saw a number of defining moments, many of them controversial and misunderstood, that will require the attention of D&I experts this year and beyond.