The Power of asking “How”

The Power of asking HOW Questions “Sure, inclusion sounds great, but the last thing I need is to double the work on my plate.” First, practicing conscious inclusion, leveraging the power of the diversity on our teams and in our organizations, isn’t about doubling our current work responsibilities; conscious inclusion is about modifying how we […]

Getting Schooled: The Value of Learning For Inclusion

Learning is at the heart of inclusion. Think about it – to practice inclusion requires learning about one’s own biases and the biases of those around them. Inclusion requires learning about others, how they operate in the world. How we operate in the world. No matter our level of expertise, experience or education, there is […]

The 3 C's of Conversation about Diversity

How to Collect, Connect, Correct in Difficult Conversations at Work

When community, national, and world events shape the workplace, it can be difficult to know how to engage with each other. That natural, normal threads of conversation have, in today’s social and political climate, changed how we feel we can connect. Sharing sadness or outrage about a mass shooting might naturally lead to thoughts about […]

The Kaleidoscope Group discusses #metoo at work and the opportunity it presents for inclusion

The #MeToo Movement At Work: Moving Forward Together

The #MeToo movement, which began in earnest in October of 2017, has put a stark light on ways women have been treated, objectified, and often marginalized in popular culture, society, and at work. Individuals and organizations have looked at their personal and institutional behaviors and practices to identify past failures and opportunities for progress and […]

Learn how diversity impacts business performance, from The Kaleidoscope Group

How Diversity and Inclusion Impact the Bottom-Line and Other Key Performance Metrics

Diversity is Shifting The U.S. continues to undergo a dramatic demographic shift – in fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates for July 2015, minority babies are now the majority, with 50.2% of U.S. babies less than one being of racial or ethnic minorities. In addition, it’s projected that minorities in the U.S. […]

The Kaleidoscope Group discusses how to share with respectful truth, rather than brutal honesty

Giving and Receiving Feedback: Brutal Honesty vs Respectful Truth

Over the last few years there’s been a growing trend in leadership, from our national political leaders to Silicon Valley to Wall Street. “I can say what I mean and mean what I say and the let the chips fall where they may.” For some this “honesty” has seemed refreshing while others find this approach […]

Approaching Your D&I Assessment The Right Way

The keys to understanding what’s most critical about developing your D&I Assessment are first understanding your own needs. The Role of a D&I Assessment A D&I assessment is a crucial part of a D&I strategy, which should consider multiple aspects and angles of the inclusive workplace. This might include marketplace analysis, examining the supply chain, […]

Understanding Privilege: The Next D&I Challenge

Companies battling it out in competitive markets thrive by engaging with and hiring individuals from all backgrounds. By facilitating greater insights that allow a company to develop stronger connections with their talent and target market, diversity and inclusion in the workplace lay the foundation for greater gains. Yet, diversity in organizations is changing. Not long […]

Understanding Systemic Diversity Issues in Healthcare

With dramatically shifting patient demographics and changing patient composition in the US, we are failing to observe corresponding shifts with physicians and healthcare executives. In the year 2000, census figures reported that the United States comprised of about 20% minorities. Today, minorities represent about 40% of the American population. The population of the US is […]

Doug Harris, CEO of The Kaleidoscope Group, discusses the biggest mistakes companies make in diversity training.

The Biggest Mistake Companies Make With Diversity Training

Many companies are struggling with diversity training efforts today, addressing the right – and wrong – practices for effective D&I training properly becomes crucial. Any company putting energy behind D&I training headed in the right direction – but they’re barely scratching the surface. Developing a diverse workforce is great – but recognizing the real reasons behind diversity training […]