Is Your Organization’s Lack of Diversity Mentoring Hampering Innovation?

Chronus 

Ride-sharing has completely transformed the taxi industry. Kodak, who employed over 145,000 people at its peak, has now been outpaced by the likes of Apple, Instagram, Facebook, and others. One of the challenges is groupthink–like-minded individuals’ desire for harmony or conformity results in dysfunctional decision-making, clouding the ability to innovate or think outside the box. Why Diversity Matters. Drive Innovation with Formal Mentoring Programs.

Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

Your Training Edge

Having been a resident in Dubai for many years, I have rarely needed to look far to witness diversity all around me. It is the epitome of a globalized environment. Yet, even here it is not straightforward to create a workplace that fully encompasses diversity and harmony.

Creating a Mentoring Culture: A Conversation with Author Lois Zachary

Chronus 

Lois Zachary is an internationally recognized expert in the field of mentoring. Having authored several books, including Creating a Mentoring Culture: An Organization’s Guide , Zachary has spent her career honing best practices for mentors and mentees and providing organizations tried and true strategies for deploying impactful mentoring programs. Q: What is the value of mentoring to an organization? Lois : The simple answer is immeasurable!

Should You Adopt Reverse Mentoring at Your Workplace?

Avilar

Last week, Cambridge University announced a new reverse mentoring initiative aimed at addressing charges of institutional racism. Reverse mentoring – pairing a younger professional with a more seasoned colleague – isn’t new. Reverse mentoring is a two-way street.

Diverse Characters In Learning Scenarios

Experiencing eLearning

In response to my post on Name Generators for Learning Scenarios , someone asked, “Does it really matter if we choose John instead of Bob?” “For example does the name have to be of a certain neutrality or a certain ethnicity?

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Mentoring Matters, Especially for Women and Minorities

CLO Magazine

found that organizations in the top quartile for ethnic and cultural diversity on their executive teams were 33 percent more likely to experience above-average profitability than companies in the bottom quartile. Mentoring for Minorities.

Think You’re Cut Out to Be a Mentor? Take This Quiz.

Pract.us

Interested in mentoring? Learn if you have the right stuff. Steve Jobs, Sheryl Sandberg, Warren Buffet, Colin Powell, and dozens of other successful business leaders have had mentors help them hurdle challenges and knock out their goals. But mentoring isn’t for everyone.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value?

What’s the difference between diversity, inclusion, and equity?

General Assembly

Diversity. These words and the issues they point to loom large in tech. It’s hard to go a week without reading an article about a company touting its dedication to diversity, while another is called out for tolerating oppressive comments and workplace practices. The list goes on.

Mentoring: More Than Just a Match 

CLO Magazine

Leading a mentoring program means more than just matching people and calling it a day. That single task barely scratches the surface of what it takes to effectively run a mentoring program. The relationship match is just part of the overall journey.

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Chronus 

Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, author and diversity and inclusion expert. We asked her to provide advice to organizations who are striving for a more diverse and inclusive culture. What is the cost of not focusing on this topic?

Why Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce Builds More Than Good Rapport

Chronus 

The phrase diversity and inclusion has been thrown around a lot in recent years. Will you be harnessed for the advantages your left handed-ness comes with? Or kept on the bench because they’re unsure how to train you or handle your skillset? Diversity is having different handed players on one team. Inclusion is making sure all players are utilized on the field. This diversity makes the team more creative, competitive and innovative.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and Grubhub are just the beginning.

4 Ways to Become the Mentor Your Company Needs

CLO Magazine

Mentors are an important aspect for companies to create and encourage a positive and rewarding work culture. They’re also a key formal or informal tool in the learning leaders’ developmental arsenal. Take, for example, the case of greater diversity in the workplace.

How Companies Are Approaching Diversity and Inclusion

Everwise

Record numbers of organizations are either reviving and rebuilding their diversity programs or building one from scratch. In conjunction with this revival, diversity’s definition is changing. The Business Case For Diversity. Key to Diversity Efforts: Embracing Technology.

6 Ways to Improve Diversity In Your Workplace

Everwise

Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine, once described diversity as “the art of thinking independently together.”. Valuing diversity increases your company’s viewpoints, skills and experiences. Meet the needs of a diverse customer base.

Cross-Cultural Mentorship for the Global Economy

Everwise

As businesses become increasingly global, it is critical for their leaders to have the cultural know-how to effectively manage team members from around the world. Wherever the talent is coming from, we want them.”. Bridging the Communication Gap.

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

Chronus 

“Women remain underrepresented in the corporate pipeline… At every step, the representation of women declines.” – McKinsey & Company. Despite modern movements to elevate women in the workforce, women continue to experience a significant drop-off in workforce participation from entry level to C-Suite—a 29 percent drop-off to be exact. Why Mentoring Circles? The discussion is led by a circle leader. Download the Ebook Today!

Why the Modern Workforce Won’t Stop Craving Mentoring

Chronus 

This past summer, I saw my small cousin waddle over to a phone, unlock the device, and within moments, navigate to cartoons from the comfort of his play pen. As a one-year-old, he had more trouble walking to the device than using it. That’s the trend of things today. The present and upcoming generations crave the knowledge of how to do something now—not later, not in a few years when dues and time have been paid—right now. All it took was five seconds.

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better Whether it’s called modern, social, online or e-mentoring, mentoring as practiced in companies today is not the same as what was used a generation ago. Social, Global, Open and Diverse.

Podcast: The Power of Cultural Competency with Lisa Fain

Learningtogo

Lisa Fain is the Leadership Development Services’ Vice President and lead in diversity strategy, cross-cultural competency and conflict resolution at the Center for Mentoring Excellence. She also is the daughter of the President of the company, Dr. Lois Zachary.

Lisa Fain – The Power of Cultural Competency

Learningtogo

Lisa Fain is the Leadership Development Services’ Vice President and lead in diversity strategy, cross-cultural competency and conflict resolution at the Center for Mentoring Excellence. She also is the daughter of the President of the company, Dr. Lois Zachary.

Everwise Learning Series: Diversity & Inclusion in Life Sciences

Everwise

Regardless of industry, diversity is no longer a nice to have. In the ever-growing life science sector (which includes pharma, biotech, and medical device companies), there is significant deficiency when it comes to diversity and inclusion (D&I). As an example, new research has revealed the severity of the gender gap in the boardroom and C-suite in Life Sciences as compared to other industries.

Establishing a Global Career: Mentors Share Their Insights

Everwise

In a recent Ask Me Anything, we highlighted Everwise mentors with expertise in global project management and cross-functional work with teams around the world. The Path to International Business. The opportunities that came from there I never expected!”.

Motivating employees close to retirement

Everwise

Earlier this month, motivating employees close to retirement surfaced as one of the most popular topics in the Everwise user community of Learning & Development (L&D) professionals and learners. That’s not surprising–employees approaching the traditional age of retirement of 65 are one of the fastest growing segments of the workforce. And by 2035, the U.S. Recognizing the value of older workers.

The Feedback Phenomenon

CLO Magazine

By letting their work stand on its own, women are abdicating control of the message their work should send. For women to get past the “hard work fallacy,” they must understand and embrace the power of feedback — the right kind of feedback. The result? Rosina L.

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This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The nature of work is changing. People are no longer being judged on the basis of how hard they work or how much they produce. Now tasks done by humans are being enhanced by the Internet, providing the collective knowledge of the world at their fingertips.

Building an “Everyday Learning” Culture at Discovery

looop

“Looop helps us to deliver fresh learning content to targeted audiences through an easy-to-use mobile-friendly platform. Looop is a key part of our future learning strategy.”. Jennifer Wrigley, Learning and Development Manager, Discovery Communications. Home to more than 50 beloved network entertainment brands reaching over 480 million viewers worldwide, Discovery Communications delivers some of the most captivating content on the air.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT SAHANA CHATTOPADHYAY (Social Learning & Collaboration Strategist, Performance Consultant Exploring Emergent Learning, Blogger). Her passion is to help organizations become learning organizations through social and collaborative learning. THE INTERVIEW: 1.

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Create an Inclusive Work Environment Across Generations

Everwise

The rise of Millennials in the workplace — they now make up over a third of the workforce — has led to more generations working together than ever before. This diversity of generations can also create a lack of understanding or a tendency towards bias, however unintentional.

Compliance Training: Doing Something About the Least Popular Training on Earth

Allison Rossett

Compliance training satisfies few who experience it. Not only do we often fritter away this opportunity, I have come to believe that compliance training promotes cynicism about all of workplace learning. Meet the panel. Meet three optimistic and active learning executives.

Re-reading A New Culture of Learning

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

A New Culture of Learning by John Seely Brown and Doug Thomas. These paragraphs lept out and grabbed me: Peer-to-Peer Learning. In this environment, the participants all stand on equal ground—no one is assigned to the traditional role of teacher or student.

Develop an Innovative Culture for Gen Y

CLO Magazine

The next generation of leaders believe their ability to come up with cutting-edge ideas and contribute in decision-making processes is essential for business growth. “I think this is one of the few times in my life where I can take a risk, so I decided to take it,” he said.

Why Learning Is The Most Valuable Element of Workplace Culture

Mindflash

When I start working with organizations, I like to take some time to meet with the employees. I find that listening to how they describe their own organization — its values, behaviors, and attitudes — often shows more about the company’s real culture than anything the management says.

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

CLO Magazine

A few years ago, I was the keynote speaker at a women’s diversity conference. That morning, I was chatting with Annie McKee, director of the University of Pennsylvania CLO program. Did we drop the ball?”. The Meritocracy Fallacy. Only 33 percent of the women agreed.

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