This week we’re talking about the role equity, diversity, and inclusion programs are having on the modern workplace. Slapping a rainbow, #BLM, or #MeToo banner on a corporate logo once a year is not cutting it for employees who are having an ever greater voice in how they are represented. Fairness is where it’s at.
Speaking of, as we limp towards a return to the workplace the awareness of how we can be productive has changed. Decades of celebrating overwork is being reevaluated after months of juggling, work, family and our wellness.
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The Equity Effect
sparks & honey is a cultural intelligence consultancy. They have a very interesting series “Culture Briefing” 3 days a week on LinkedIn. They have compelling leaders who discuss the cultural shifts that are shaping our new world.
What caught our attention this week is their latest report “The Equity Effect.”
“The lessons from 2020 have illustrated our endless capacity for resilience, rebuilding and empathy. But they have also shown the vast disparity in opportunity, justice and economics that still prevail in the U.S. and globally. In this report, we explore various principles gleaned from living through the pandemic and establish equity, or the quality of being fair, as a leading determinant for wellbeing.”
Less Work, More Life
Bryce Covert, a journalist focusing on economics relating to families and workers, writes in the New York Times [paywall] “8 Hours a Day, 5 Days a Week Is Not Working for Us.”
Employers are used to being able to dictate when and where employees work, but we have now discovered that a lot of work can be done at odd hours between remote school lessons and from home offices or even the comfort of one’s bed.
Not only are we looking at our role in defining how we work, but how much.