3 Ways to Observe Your Way Into Inclusion

Posted Posted in Diversity, Inclusivity

By Jodi Detjen and Daffany Chan  I was speaking recently with a group of mid-level business leaders about the return from COVID. They were mentioning how their senior leadership was making plans while ignoring the implications of schools not reopening this fall. The people I spoke with described how unaware these executives were — how they had no idea about […]

The Top 10 Excuses for Excluding People and What to Do about Them

Posted Posted in Diversity, Inclusivity

A lack of diverse teams unequivocally hurts business innovation — yet many firms are still using excuses to keep women, people of color, and other minority groups out of the boardroom and leadership. In our conversations with corporate leaders and talent managers, we’ve heard it all. From “Of course we want diversity, but we just don’t know how” to “Women just don’t fit in”, companies […]

“Bias Blindness” as a Barrier to Inclusion

Posted Posted in Diversity, Inclusivity

With contributions by Stacey Gordon, Rework Work   As the country erupts with racial tension following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, communities and workplaces have become battlegrounds of debate.  The Black Lives Matter movement and protestors seeking justice for George Floyd have been met with resistance and outrage. While what some of these […]

How to do D&I

Posted Posted in Diversity, Inclusivity

Times of crisis may be unsettling, but they can also be the catalyst needed for change. Since it’s unlikely that life will return to exactly how it was before the global coronavirus pandemic, there’s an unparalleled opportunity for leaders to take advantage of. This could be the black swan event that rallies us to address the diversity and […]

HR Leaders: How Will You Leverage COVID19 To Make Your Role More Strategic?

Posted Posted in Diversity, Inclusivity

If you are an HR or D&I leader, COVID19 has likely redefined and REFRAMED your role in significant ways.  The crisis has provided you a perfect opportunity to shift from being thought of as a “nice-to-have” cost-center to an invaluable resource for keeping the wheels on the bus for your organization.  After all, overnight those […]

Enough with the Talk: Taking Action for Inclusion

Posted Posted in Diversity, Inclusivity

Enough with the talk! It’s time to take action for inclusion.     Jodi spoke recently at the Brandon Hall HCM conference and heard over and over about how people are working diligently to help increase inclusion. But over and over again, she also heard stories about how inclusion is considered strategic but there is no money available for training and no movement from senior leaders.  Companies will […]

Bring on the Male Allies: Accelerating Inclusive Organizations

Posted Posted in Leadership Skills, Men

By Jodi Detjen and Daffany Chan In the wake of the #Metoo movement, people are buzzing about inclusion and gender equity in the workplace. But women are still not advancing to leadership positions at the same rate as men. 1 in 6 male managers are hesitating to mentor women. The state of women in the workplace is clear: Women’s progress is stalled. So what’s an […]

Q&A on Strategic Gender Equality with Jodi Detjen  

Posted Posted in Gender Equity, Leadership Skills, Women in Leadership

Orange Grove Consulting Managing Partner Jodi Detjen was recently quoted in a Boston Globe article about getting women into the top ranks of leadership.  In the article, Jodi says that, “commitments to increase leadership consist of, say, sending employees to the Massachusetts Conference for Women. Instead, firms should be taking a more strategic approach, such as revamping performance reviews and tracking promotions by gender.”    In the […]