Policies are not enough: How employers should ACTION diversity and inclusion for LGBTQIA2S+

Disclaimer: This article has been edited and condensed. Report by Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. Read full report here:  CCDI Report: In & Out: Diverging Perspectives on LGBT Inclusion in the Workplace Sexual orientation and gender identity are important topics to be addressed within work environments, but most employers, coworkers, and clients are unaware of how to approach … Read more

It’s Time to Start Talking About Menopause at Work!

Article by Jeneva Patterson. Read the full article at https://hbr.org/2020/02/its-time-to-start-talking-about-menopause-at-work . Menopause is rarely a topic of open discussion in the workplace — despite the fact that nearly half of the world’s population experiences or will experience this biological transition, which marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle and fertility. According to a study … Read more

Healthy Relationships are Never Conflict Free: They are Conflict Resolving

Article by Dr. Alan Zimmerman. Full article available at https://www.iidmglobal.com/expert_talk/expert-talk-categories/managing-people/conflict/id42271.html .  Work relationships are never conflict free. Indeed, I would say that HEALTHY relationships are never conflict free BUT they are conflict resolving. Here are some practical insights for your workplace conflicts that ensure your relationship wins. The problem is, we fight for victories instead … Read more

What Primates Can Teach Us About Managing Arguments During Lockdown

Article by Nicola F. Koyama. Read full article at https://theconversation.com/what-primates-can-teach-us-about-managing-arguments-during-lockdown-139436 The world may be reopening in some places, with people looking forward to pubs, restaurants and haircuts. Many of us will no doubt also be looking forward to some time away from home – alone – once more. Spending such prolonged time in close quarters with … Read more

Cracks and Conflict: “But it is Just a Little Crack”

It started as just a little crack in the windshield. A tiny rock had caused it. You had lots of time to do something about it, and maybe you would not have to get it fixed. It was not impairing your ability to see and likely it was not going to get any bigger. Then … Read more

Tips for Managing Conflict

Accept conflict. Remember that conflict is natural and happens in every ongoing relationship. Since conflict is unavoidable we must learn to manage it. Conflict is a sign of a need for change and an opportunity for growth, new understanding, and improved communication. Conflict can not be resolved unless it is addressed with the appropriate individual(s).

Five Steps To Keep Your Communications Crisp

As a leader, Stephanie was meticulous in her attention to detail. She made sure everything was on track and kept us informed throughout her projects. At times, though, I could see her frustration set in. In her meetings, most of the team was not prepared. We usually didn’t read Stephanie’s emails. Though well organized, they were often filled with too much information.