Open discussion of what’s important, and why, can guide better policies.
As we are about to swing full force into the holiday seasons and celebrate what we are thankful for, I thought I would share some of what I appreciate about diversity. Variety is the spice of life, and technology and evolving attitudes help us experience and appreciate more.
Studies show that where you sit at work influences whom you bond with and how those bonds affect how you do your job. Makes sense to me. Your information will be only as good as the reliability of the people you get the information from. And we already know bad moods and attitudes are contagious.
One of push-backs I sometimes get about the work I do in diversity and inclusion is that its just common sense. And that is absolutely correct. Except that we are all out there self selecting what is common, thus explaining why we come to different conclusions about what makes sense.
Tim Wise is a diversity consultant who receives death threats. Ive never met the man, but Wise says he speaks out as strongly as he does because he thinks that by being white and male, hes in the best position to be heard about how he sometimes benefits unfairly simply from being white and male.