10 Best Practices to Achieve Gender Equity in Healthcare Organizations: A Business Outcomes-Driven Approach

Gender matters. Of all the important types of diversity, gender may be the most consequential from a business standpoint. Women are over 50% of the world’s population, and female economic purchasing power is growing globally (The World Bank, 2016). In the healthcare sector, women make 4 out of the 5 household purchasing decisions (Silverstein & […]

We The People

Our country is so divided… Wherever you land on the political spectrum and even if you are one of many people who back away from politics altogether, you have likely heard a statement similar to this over the last couple years. Social media feeds suggest, and polls confirm, that the country is in a moment […]

Wake Up & Smell The Bias

Unless you’ve spent the the last month in hiding or a coma, you have likely heard the story of two Black men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, being arrested by Philadelphia police in response to a Starbucks’ Manager calling 911 after two minutes of their “loitering.” (Some would call it waiting.) (Full story) The reaction […]

The Kaleidoscope Group Inclusion Challenge – We want YOU!

Over the past few years, you have likely heard about internet challenges. (You may also find the internet challenging, but that’s an entirely separate issue. HELPFUL HINT: NEVER READ THE COMMENTS!) If, by chance, you are unfamiliar, the concept is relatively simple. Someone out there issues a challenge, generally via social media, and others capture […]

Me Too

  Her too?! That has been my stunned and, yes, privileged reaction to the recent social media movement of women posting: “Me Too.” Some included this explanation and call to action: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me Too.” as a status we might give people a sense of […]

It was a Great Day

It was a great day. It wasn’t the size of the crowd. It wasn’t the glitz and glamour of the event. It wasn’t the status and credentials of the attendees. It was the heartfelt purpose of men gathering from different backgrounds to discuss how do we best support one another to address a divided society […]

Getting Schooled

Back to school. It’s that time of the year. And, as pretty much any parent who endured the final days of summer vacation will tell you, this is a most wonderful time of the year. I, for one, grew tired of hearing my own voice:   Walk the dog, man! Why are there dishes in […]

No Wonder… Woman

Regretfully, there won’t be an article on D&I from The Kaleidoscope Group this month. I was contacted by Mary Hunter, our Senior Vice President of Business Development – She’s a woman, which is totally fine with me because I treat everybody the same. Obviously, I’m not a sexist – and she thought an article that […]

Declaration of Interdependence

When in the course of organizational events, it becomes necessary for all people to fortify the individual, organizational, and societal bands which connect them with others and to assume their position as industry leaders and employers of choice, The Kaleidoscope Group must step forward to articulate the challenges that impel those organizations to, and the […]

Get Out Of The Red

“Businesses want to stay out of the red.” That’s not exactly the most controversial statement ever made. The reality, though, is that some businesses are in the red, losing money… losing market share… losing. On an ever more competitive business landscape, teams and organizations that want to move from the red to winning ways have […]