Could Remote Work Lead Us to More Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace?

Posted on: May 12, 2020

Categories: Career Growth, Company Culture, Leadership

Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace can be a polarizing topic. But what if we used this unique time to make it more accessible to everyone?

None of us can hide our real selves right now—especially those of us who previously worked in offices and are now coming to work from our living rooms, complete with our children, messy homes and sweatpants. Living the dream has taken on a whole new meaning!

As hard as it can be to work from home and juggle everything, in some ways, it’s somewhat special—and even sacred—that we get a peek into each other’s very real lives—cats climbing on the counter and all.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this, and how powerful it would be if we took the level of authenticity we’re all being forced to bring to our online meetings back to the workplace as America returns to the office.

How would that change the way we show up? How would it change the way that we interact with others? Could it make us more empathetic? Could it even change the conversation about diversity and inclusion in the workplace?

I connected with Julie Kratz, founder of Next Pivot Point via LinkedIn and as soon as she started sharing with me her fresh take on diversity and inclusion in the workplace, I knew I wanted to have her on as a guest in this remarkable time. 

I’ve worked with so many Fortune 100 companies that struggle to make diversity and inclusion empowering and accessible for everyone, and I really believe that we unlock the answer to doing that in this episode. 

Tune into episode #48 to hear:

  • The biggest mistakes companies make when it comes to diversity and inclusion
  • Why it’s so important that you show up as your true self at work 
  • Why diversity and inclusion conversations haven’t been helpful in the past
  • How to be an authentic ally if you’re not in a minority group
  • The difference between intention and impact
  • How your childhood passions and interests can give you a hint for your true purpose
  • How to make inclusion more inclusive as a leader

We all have the opportunity right now to reinvent and to write a new script for how we show up in the workplace. It’s up to us to create environments where everyone feels heard and valued.

Diversity and inclusion is a key piece of this, and I can’t wait for you to hear the insights in this episode. 

You can tune in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Play—or listen in the player below.