Conscious Inclusion & Conscious Compassion: 4 Ways Leaders Can Step Up During Challenging Times

 Demonstrate Empathy For many businesses, the work continues, the goals are still set and expected to be met, and tasks need to be completed. Nothing has changed, really. It may seem that there’s no time for empathy because everything else is (still) chaotic. Yet this is the perfect time to take the time to […]

Leading Remotely In Times Of Crisis

Times of Crisis As the global pandemic has caused a worldwide crisis, each of us is faced with a lot of learning, some of which we had never considered before. Many people are now forced to work from home, which may be something they’ve never done. Yet leaders must continue to manage their teams and […]

Disparity and Inequity during the Global Pandemic

Impact to Communities of Color As COVID-19 began to spread around the globe and the global pandemic begin to grip the United States, we may have heard the heard “this virus doesn’t discriminate. “ However, preliminary data shows alarming trends in which COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting communities of color. For instance, a recent New York […]

A Blueprint for Transforming Communication: Reacting vs. Responding

Communication: Transforming Reactions into Responses Imagine someone, a friend, a boss or a colleague, berating you about something you did that was unpleasing in their eyes. What do you do? Do you react in a way that might escalate into a full-blown contentious confrontation? Do you just sit there and take it to preserve the […]

Learning from the Global Team During Covid-19

 If you are leading a global team today, odds are you have teammates around the world experiencing a whole new reality. Recent world events have made us aware, perhaps now more than ever before, of our global connectedness and interdependence.  For many multinational companies, it is the connection of people across borders and cultures […]

Partners in Performance: DEI and Human Resources

News Flash: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is not the responsibility of one department nor one person but it does require leadership and advocates. Whether that leadership and advocacy comes from the DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) executive or the Human Resources (HR) department there has always been a close relationship between HR and DEI […]

The Kaleidoscope Group in Chicago helps you understand how inclusion helps employee engagement

How Does Inclusion Improve Employee Engagement?

Engagement In our Part 1 blog post, Measuring Inclusion to Improve Diversity, we noted that a Gallup study found that employees in an inclusive environment are more engaged, demonstrate higher advocacy for their organizations, and have a greater intent to stay. That same study found with respect to race, in particular, engaged employees are much […]

Learning how measuring inclusion improves diversity from The Kaleidoscope Group in Chicago

Measuring Inclusion To Improve Diversity

How Inclusive Is Your Organization? Is your organization inclusive? We hear a lot about companies needing to be diverse and inclusive not because it is the right thing to do but because the right thing to do is the best thing for business. There are several studies that have shown that diverse and inclusive companies […]

The Kaleidoscope Group in Chicago shares ways to keep employees engaged

What 3 Things Will Keep Your Employees Engaged?

According to Gallup, only about 3 out of 10 of your employees are engaged at work. Take a look around – seven of your co-workers are either disinterested or frustrated. Of course, engagement impacts company, team, and personal performance – but also affects brand perception, marketplace dynamics, and your ability to compete. Companies must recognize […]

HR Transformation Become a Change Agent

HR As More Than Process Manager: 3 Ways Cultural Competence Will Transform You Into A Change Agent In Your Organization

If there is one frustration that we at The Kaleidoscope Group hear consistently from HR executives it is that they are in constant reaction mode. “We need a [fill in the job] asap.” “We’re running into trouble with supplier diversity.” “I need to report an incident.” HR regularly confronts issues of diversity and inclusion and […]