When the word “diversity” is mentioned, most people immediately think of race. Since the need to challenge racism and improve opportunities for people of colour has been highlighted by recent events, that issue is front of mind for a lot of businesses right now – and about time too. Other people might think about gender, and tackling the huge inequalities […]
Imagine if diverse people were mentored by someone who could help them feel the inclusion, belonging and hope to progress their career. Imagine the power of having a mentor to introduce you to the connections who can help you achieve your ambitions. Mentoring could be the secret ingredient for inclusion in your organisation.
Enough about statues and TV shows, let’s talk about the Fear Zone and actions. “Dominant groups know very little about non-dominant groups. Non-dominant groups know a lot about dominant groups. If you’re in a dominant group you don’t even know what we’re talking about you’re so privileged. If you’re in a dominant group, you have the power, you’re born into the […]
If you read our last post about why white men shouldn’t be leading the conversation about diversity, you’ll know that the Black Lives Matter movement is not for you to use as a marketing tool, nor is at opportunity to try to paper over the cracks in your organisation’s approach to inclusion. This is an opportunity for learning, growth and […]
This country is going through an identity crisis. It’s been going on for a while, this latest one since, er probably 2016. Everything is based around structures and traditions that don’t create a fair world for everyone. For us to emerge and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and grow, we’ve got to do some serious soul-searching, have very honest conversations and accept the faults. It’s going to be hard work, and it’s going to be tough. You’re going to find it uncomfortable, so accept that.
As lockdown starts to ease in the UK, everyone’s talking about getting back to normal. But let’s be honest, normal wasn’t great. In fact, for most people, it was really, really bad. Only 42% of people were happy at work before lockdown, so let’s not rush to get back to a situation where more than half of people were miserable.
Why do businesses exist? Why does anyone bother creating these organisations? Why do people who start them concern themselves with growing those businesses? The unquestionable truth is, they want to make money. So why aren’t they doing the things that will make them more profitable?
Zombies might not be your business’ main worry, but how prepared are you for future crises, whatever shape they might take? The key to managing, and recovering from, any crisis is having the right people in the right positions to utilise the wide variety of skills that will be needed during difficult times.