With Black History Month happening now, it’s a great opportunity to have conversations within your organization about diversity and what that really means to your team and how that translates into building a better workplace. As a person of color who has worked in diverse corporate environments and has seen many attempts to tackle this topic, here are my suggestions for being an advocate for diverse workplaces.
It Has to be Important to Management
In order to make any change in an organization, leadership has to take these topics seriously. If it isn’t important to the top people in the company, it will become painfully obvious to everyone down the hierarchy. Leadership needs to become the real champions of diversity and continuously think about how to solve the issues that come with having a diverse workplace.