By Don Tennant, From Under the Rug, IT Business Edge – 04/20/2017
Diversity and inclusion efforts in corporate America will go nowhere until companies stop addressing the issue as a numbers game, and begin doing something about the unconscious bias that permeates organizational culture.
That was my takeaway from a recent interview with Linda Sharkey, an organizational and leadership development strategist and co-author of “The Future-Proof Workplace: Six Strategies to Accelerate Talent Development, Reshape Your Culture, and Succeed with Purpose.” Sharkey, who has held executive-level human resources positions at General Electric and Hewlett-Packard, shared an enlightening — and certainly non-traditional — perspective on the topic of corporate diversity and inclusion. I asked Sharkey about the biggest workplace diversity myth. She gave me three: