From [i]nfoNet – Your BBNC Employee Resource.
Volume 8, 2021
3 ways to be a better ally in the workpalce
We are taught to believe that hard work and dedication will lead to success, but that is not always the case. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation are among the many factors that may affect our professional outcomes. It is up to each of us to be allies for those who face workplace challenges. Tune in below with Melinda Epler as she shares three ways to support people who are underrepresented in the workplace. “There’s no magic wand for correcting diversity and inclusion, change happens one person at a time, one act at a time, and one word at a time.”
WHAT SHOULD [i] DO?
Q: You have multiple projects on your to-do list and have several important deadlines coming up over the next few days. What should you do?
Remember, deadlines that you’ve set are your responsibility, but you can always seek help if the deadlines need to be adjusted. Before going to your supervisor, consider these key points on meeting deadlines:
- Evaluate what’s required;
- Get the right resources;
- Allow time for obstacles;
- Plan in detail; and
- Limit the damage of a missed deadline.
Your own attitude and mindset play crucial roles, too. Make good use of your time, and don’t get booged down if you fall behind.
Improving diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace are top priorities for managers
“Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) is an important hiring framework for managers and business owners as they develop their workforce and workplace culture. The concept of DEI is not new, but it has taken on an urgency for organizations looking to reflect the image and values of customers they serve. The concept of DEI goes beyond class, race, ethnicity, and gender; understanding this helps managers set attainable objectives.”
Read more below with Monica Gould, founder of Strategic Consulting Partners, who shares what DEI is, why organizations need it, and how to see through the misconceptions.
creating a culture of ethics and respect: it’s all about who you are and who you want to be
“A culture of ethics and respect is organic- an expression in action, words, symbols, stories and values that flow through an organization – form the boardroom to the mailroom and back again, and this expression doesn’t just instinct employees to do the right thing, it encourages them to do so. The culture empowers their actions; and their actions is what brings the culture to life.”
It’s refreshing to work with companies and individuals who are positive, show respect, and gives opportunity. If you are interested in learning more read more below.
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