Monthly Archives: November 2016

5 Ways to Demonstrate Diversity Leadership During the Holiday Season

Here are 5 ways to demonstrate diversity leadership and make this an inclusive season for everyone in your organization.

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  • Make sure your Holiday party isn’t a Christmas party in disguise. Decorations and food should be general, and non-specific to any religion or include decorations and food that represent everyone in your organization.
  • Ask employees what symbols and decorations that would like to have included in the celebration. Items can be placed on display with a written description describing the tradition, or employees can be given an opportunity to share stories. This can be an opportunity to learn about different cultures and religions and the traditions that accompany them.
  • Consider having a New Year’s Party instead of a Holiday party. This type of party can get everyone on board with the company’s mission and vision for the New Year.
  • Remember, some people do not attend parties at all. Members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses do not participate in parties or gift giving. No one should be pressured to attend the party
  • Accommodate diverse palates, including dishes on the menu that can be enjoyed by everyone, including vegetarian

Diversity During the Holidays- more than a greeting card

Guess who’s not celebrating Christmas this year? Millions of people all over the United States. That’s right. Tens of millions of Americans don’t celebrate Christmas religiously, either as followers of non-Christian religions (Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Jews) or as individuals with no religious affiliation. Because many stores tap into the cash value of Christmas with their… Continue Reading

The Somewhere of Bias

Whether we like it or not, everyone has bias. As much as many of us want to think of ourselves as unbiased, we are products of our personal history, messages we’ve received growing up from people around us, the media, peers and people in authority. We’ve also learned to interpret events based on our experiences… Continue Reading