Tag: "diversity"

Case Study: Conducting a Physical Workplace Assessment to Plan for the Future

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and BCLC have a commitment to diversity and inclusion. As part of this commitment, both workplaces initiated physical accessibility audits in their respective workplaces. These audits allowed them to see where there were areas of opportunity to be more physically accessible for their employees and clients.

The Platinum Rule – Why Leaders Need to Know It.

The Platinum Rule says: treat others as they would like to be treated. It makes sense to treat others according to what they value and find meaningful, doesn’t it? Yet, the Platinum Rule is not as widely known as the Golden Rule and it is harder to practice.

CEO TalkBack: Four Principles for Putting People First

There are many competing priorities for a leader’s time: customers, products and new innovations among others. Yet, organizations that put people first send a clear message. The best organizations and leaders actually spend the majority of their time on people, and their development.

Although the actual practices for putting people first may change depending on the market conditions and cultural realities here are four principles that stand the test of time.

Improve Your Diversity Intelligence: Eliminate Your Blind Spots

By aligning diversity intelligence (DI) with leadership strategies and communication practices to ensure a truly collaborative, inclusive and engaging work environment, we can inspire high-performance teams and improve organizational and project success. DI, like other skills, is a competency that requires learning and constant improvement. As the dynamics of our diverse workplaces change, so must we.

Five Criteria for Cross-Cultural Leadership

Why is diversity in the workplace important and what do business leaders need to prepare?

Tomorrow’s Skill Sets Today: Being Future Skills Ready

Planning for the future can be a challenge given the ongoing nature of the changes in play. As a result, while it is difficult to predict exactly what future work will look like, the nature of the shifts we are experiencing puts an emphasis on developing particular skills in the present—many of which are centred on becoming better collaborators and problem solvers. The great news is that gaining these competencies empowers the whole person—granting us the opportunity to use our individual talents and grow in confidence, while better serving our teams and organizations.

Diversity Key Driver in Global Marketplace

A strong culture that supports diversity is vital to any organization’s ability to compete effectively in today’s global economy.

Disabilities and Workplace Solutions: Experience (is) the Difference

The modern workplace is a microcosm of society at large. Each department can be likened to a little slice of life, each representing the complex demographics of the world that HR professionals inhabit. One aspect of workplace culture that has changed dramatically is the integration of minorities, and not just gender-related, but other minorities as well such as members of the LGBTQ community and the disabled.