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 […]

Clifton Strengths as a Diversity & Inclusion Tool

You’ve been asked to work on a project with a colleague with whom you’ve clashed in the past. But your manager says the two of you need to learn to work together. You know your personal style – you like to work alone, thinking through issues and challenges before you discuss them with. Your colleague, […]

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

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 [i]. In addition, it’s projected that minorities in the U.S. will become […]

Doug Harris Celebrates 30 Years in Diversity and Inclusion

On July 17, 2019, CEO Doug Harris and  The Kaleidoscope Group celebrated Doug’s 30 years in DE&I. As this video and photos show, the warmth and excitement of the night and the occasion was very special. Here’s to many more years of freeing the human potential. Click here to explore photos of the special evening.

Inclusive Leadership

7 Keys to Inclusive Leadership = A Winning Formula

High performance teams aren’t born, they’re built. They’re carefully crafted with help from leaders who understand how to position different talents to complement each other, how to communicate productively and encourage others to do the same, and how to get the most out of the diversity present. It can be useful to think in sports […]

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 […]