Authentic engagement: A great culture’s “secret sauce.”
by Danielle Robin As we are seeing a trend from the old, “work-life balance”, towards the new, “work-life integration”, millennial employees are entering the workplace expecting to feel not only excited and passionate, but also fully engaged in what the whole team is building. Keeping the team engaged is... Read more
Why Inclusive Work Cultures Matter—And How Your Organization Can Create Them
By Catalyst In the business world, perfectionism, power, and competitiveness are often glorified. Many companies want to be perceived as stronger and better than their competitors. But what some of them fail to realize is that when these behaviors seep into their organizational cultures and influence the ways employees... Read more
L’Oréal Canada first company in Canada to receive EDGE Certification on workplace gender equality
L’Oréal Canada is the first company in Canada to be certified with the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for workplace gender equality. The EDGE assessment is the leading business certification for gender equality in the workplace that is universally applicable across industries and countries. L’Oréal Canada... Read more
By Whose Standards Do We Measure Ourselves: The Illusion of Inclusion Part V

The Illusion of Inclusion, Part 5

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Assimilation: Hidden in Plain Sight: The Illusion of Inclusion Part IV
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
The Affinity Bias Conundrum: The Illusion of Inclusion Part III
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
The Illusion of Inclusion – Part II
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
The Illusion of Inclusion – Part I

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…

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Leading Diversity & Inclusion Transformation

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? Do not say you will do it ‘someday,’ now is the time. Do not say ‘someone’ will do it, you are the one…”

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Calling All Allies: A New Secret from Inclusion

At times, in the workplace, there is the belief that champions of diversity and inclusion (D&I) are somewhat limited to particular marginalized groups or confined within the walls of the operation. Nothing is further from the truth.

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