‘Diversity’ Challenges? Tips On Navigating Today’s Workplace
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that today’s workplace bears little resemblance to the workplace of only a few years ago. At the intersection of culture, politics, and changing generations, there’s been a dramatic shift in the way people get work done. Sure, technology plays a big role in the change. But “the people stuff” is the biggest driver in the evolution.
Not everyone is comfortable with the changes. In fact, many people are decidedly uncomfortable. But to ensure the health of business—of our world, in fact—a lot of people need to dial down the differences, smooth out the friction, and play upon each other’s strengths. It’s a paradigm shift—and behavior shift—that can work to the benefit of everyone involved.
Kelly McDonald offers a wealth of ideas on navigating today’s workplace. In addition to heading one of the top advertising agencies in the U.S., she’s a recognized expert in organizational culture and employee relationships. She’s written several bestselling books. My favorite is How to Work with People Not Like You: Practical Solutions for Today’s Diverse Workplace.