Frequently Asked Questions
How do you have genuine dialogue when two people are coming from very different perspectives?
What’s the first step to disarm a conflict?
How do you disarm a conversation that is about to turn ugly?
How do you disagree with someone more powerful than you, like a boss?
Considering that we all have our biases and get differed when we’re under stress, how do I help my employees respond professionally in stressful cross-cultural situations?
We all have important things we want to accomplish, but there are so many distractions and stumbling blocks that may get in our way. Here, writer Bina Venkataraman shares a startlingly easy strategy to use to defeat future challenges.
What is something our company can do to stop losing employees?
CNN Business reports: A lot of workers were leaving, particularly women and minorities. So the company launched a confidential hotline where employees are paired with case managers to resolve any workplace concerns or struggles, before they quit. Read more about how the Hotline works.
What’s it like for a minority when they join a homogenous organization?
Hot-button issues like workplace misogyny and a lack of diversity aren’t often explored by family-friendly Pixar. But it did just that in this nine-minute short. “It’s an example of tribalism, which can be damaging to both individual workers and the companies that employ them – when people are in an environment where everyone looks, sounds, acts and thinks the same, it can create an echo chamber and cyclical system that only includes and rewards the same kinds of people over and over.” (BBC)
Is your firm “managing” diversity or promoting equal opportunity?
How do we effectively shift mindset and change behavior in our organization?
Does being around people who are different from us make us smarter?
How do organizations move toward unity and wholeness?
How does asking women about their core values improve their performance in the workplace?
What is the missing ingredient in most diversity efforts?
What motivates people?
How can we break down barriers one lunch at a time?
How do we show white men that diversity and inclusion efforts need them?
Straight white men think they don’t belong when it comes to diversity and inclusion efforts. In this HBR article, the author illustrates how to reframe this rationale into a strengths-based approach and use their identity as insight.
Article link: https://hbr.org/2019/10/how-to-show-white-men-that-diversity-and-inclusion-efforts-need-them
How do immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy?
This Forbes article details the benefits.
How does whitesplaining hinder cross-cultural relationships?
CNN writer, John Blake explains “whitesplaining” is an affliction that’s triggered when some white people hear a person of color complain about racism. In this article, Stop ‘Whitesplaining’ Racism to Me, Blake tells us what to do instead.
Can ethnic and cultural diversity boost corporate profits?
Why does race and culture matter in the C-suite?
How did the racial divide get started in the United States?
Is racial bias a real thing?
How do I know if I have racial bias?
How were race and racism constructed in the United States through law and how did those laws shape our culture?
Why does "equality" feel like oppression for white people?
What aren't people of color saying?
Why don’t white people relate well to the history of people of color?
Why are views on race relations and racial inequality between whites and black worlds apart?
Why is it so hard for white people to talk about race?
What are the behaviors that keep white people from connecting with people of color?
Jim Elders and Bruce Irons outline 10 behaviors and words white people may use that separates them from dealing with issues of race and building relationships with people of color. https://cpt.org/sites/default/files/2019-04/Undoing%20Oppressions%20-%20Distancing%20Behaviors.pdf