The Mark of Inclusive Leaders
Thursday June 23 @ 10 am PT: Namely + Greenhouse + Checkr Webinar
Join me for this exciting webinar where I will dive deep into the topic of inclusive leadership and into the connection of diversity and “friction”.
Why?– because friction is the inevitable result of when any organization – a company, a non-profit, a government agency, a military unit – accepts more diverse members into its ranks.
That’s part of the diversity & inclusion’s selling point. Organizations stagnate without friction. They become sterile, boring, conformist, even risk averse. Or the friction erupts, but without warning, in the form of conflicts that can sap morale, cause talent to leave, or even create legal threats, public relations disasters, or customer relations nightmares.
It would be a grave mistake to deny friction in a diverse organization. Organizations that try –by structuring DEI programs designed to eliminate friction and conflict – risk sacrificing the promise that diversity offers.
An effective organization thus needs to ask not how to eliminate friction, but how to foster the right kind and amount of friction.