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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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. […]

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 […]

The Kaleidoscope Group: What companies are getting wrong about inclusion, from Doug Harris, CEO.

What Companies Are Getting Wrong About Inclusion

CEOs, owners, general managers, and literally every other job title struggle with the same question – how do we motivate our employees? What makes them tick? Clearly, there are no one-size-fits-all solutions here. When your employees feel connected and engaged, their work performance improves, they miss fewer work days, employee turnover rates decrease, and they […]