We live in a cis-hetero-normative world and Valentines’ Day reminds many of us of this fact every year.
Everything seems to be geared up around “the lady” and what “the man” will do to woo for affections – ok that may well be the historic story, but we are in 2021 – if the cast of Bridgerton can come from a wide range of communities and sexualities then organisations can think about the message they put out each and every year.Read More
An interview with Joanne Lockwood, Founder & CEO of SEE Change Happen and Chris Merrifield, Founder of Burnout Fighter about stress and burnout.
Burnout is often described as a workplace phenomenon and can be dismissed as something that will magically disappear. As a result of this people often do not know the warning signs, or do not feel able to ask for help, should they need it. Research has shown how detrimental stress and burnout can be to a person’s physical and mental health – often affecting their whole lives and there is not one quick fix.Read More
Let’s assume for one moment that you are thinking about to need to develop your business to be representative of your customer based or the community in which you serve. And let us face it, that is a big assumption! Many organisations are still not realising the opportunity of enriching their number with people of varying lived experience and background.Read More
by Joanne Lockwood
When I volunteered to write an opinion piece for the November 2019 edition of the IEDP newsletter, I really had no idea where to start.
I blog infrequently and coming up with something inspiring and thoughtful was not coming easily… that is until I read the papers and watched the evening television that week…CONTINUE READING
What is the business case or return on uniformity or exclusion, or the justification for the rejection of perfectly good people during our hiring process or when looking to develop our people internally and promote?
What do you mean? You don’t write that kind of business case?
Yet I still hear of organisations that need to justify Diversity and Inclusion and to create a culture of belonging!
Why is that?Continue Reading
Your company is one that produces products for the mass markets, consumer products that you naturally expect that everyone can use and can benefit from, am I right?
You engage with your own product design teams, probably carry out market research to make sure that every aspect has been considered from all angles, after all you have been in the business for many many decades and have extensive experience in this market.Continue Reading