In 2017, Google engineer James Damore wrote a memo disparaging company diversity efforts. In it, he implied that gender inequality in his industry was due to women being less biologically equipped for jobs in technology.
After the memo went viral, Google dismissed Damore, ruling that he had violated the company code of conduct. Several female employees went on to file pay discrimination lawsuits against Google. Damore himself sued the company, claiming that they regularly discriminated against white males and political conservatives.
Google is far from the only company for which workplace discrimination is an issue. In one study, 25% of people who experience discrimination said it happens often enough to negatively impact their day-to-day work lives. And when discrimination takes place, whether based on race, gender, age, religion, or politics, it can drive wedges between coworkers and decrease productivity.
This month, we will focus on managing stereotypes while promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The resources include articles on combating prejudice and discrimination, as well as successful diversity strategies. The feature article explores why stereotyping is natural - and how to effectively manage your own stereotypes. And the development challenge encourages you to open up a dialogue about stereotyping and discrimination.
We hope this issue gives you a fresh perspective on interactions with colleagues of different backgrounds. How do you contribute to an inclusive workplace - and what can you improve upon?
We sat down with Wayne Ford, Iowa Legislator, as they all talk about the dangers of stereoptyping.
Insight on Business Podcast with Deborah Rinner, VP/CLO,and Candace Johnson, Tero Trainer.
Deadline to submit for Business Record's 'Best Of' is Friday, June 8th. Please consider voting us in for the Best Training and Development Company in Des Moines. We appreciate your support!
by Deborah Rinner, Vice President and CLO, Tero International
by Rachel Trainum, Marketing And Communications Specialist, Tero International
by Allison-Scott Pruitt, Carolyn Brinkworth, Joshua Young and Kristen Luna Aponte
by Justin Bariso
by Michael Morris and Susan Fiske
Two-thirds of professionals from 30 different countries said listening has become more difficult as work turns more toward digital...
Witnessing Discrimination at Work
The most successful leaders are those that don't run from change, but turn it to their advantage. Join us as we lay down the framework to successfully navigate change. June 21st we will be holding a one-day public workshop to prepare you for the changes ahead. Click here for more information or to grab a seat.
You can effectively relate, connect, understand, and lead... if you have the right set of tools.
Each of us has two sets of tools. The first toolbox is filled with the technical skills, equipment, and devices needed to help us carry out our activities. The second toolbox is invisible. It contains the tools that we use in human interactions.