Linked: Making Work Safe for Mental Illness
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Linked: Making Work Safe for Mental Illness

We’ve been talking about making the workplace “safe” for a number of years now. First, there were the obvious, physical safety issues, and then the focus on sexual harassment, then on to bullying, and diversity. It’s important. You simply don’t get the best results from employees who don’t feel safe.

And yet, in a time when there is an increasing number of employees dealing with mental health issues, we also need to consider what we do to make sure they feel safe as well, for the same reasons. People who don’t feel safe, will not speak up, will not bring their best work to the table, and might just be looking for a safer work environment.

Shared Links (weekly) August 22, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) August 22, 2021

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Shared Links (weekly) August 15, 2021

Oh Look Someone On Wall Street Doesn’t Understand How People Learn

Oh Look Someone On Wall Street Doesn’t Understand How People Learn

Let me fix it for you, what JPMorgan is really doing, is weeding out anyone who might actually want to work differently than the way Wall Street has always worked.

It’s almost like they have no interest in actual diversity, employee mental health, or work-life balance. Of course, we know they don’t. Wealth Management isn’t about the people who work for you, it’s about how much money they bring in, period.

Quick Thought – How Diverse Can Your Organization Be When You are Trying To Force Everyone to be Like You?

Quick Thought – How Diverse Can Your Organization Be When You are Trying To Force Everyone to be Like You?

So look, if you are craving being back in the office, and miss the small talk and gossip, great go on with yourself. But, also understand that there are a growing number of people who are perfectly happy not hearing the gossip and the small talk. (Personally, I have not missed fake small talk, gossip, and office politics for a second.) Others might want something in between. We’re all different. If you want to be an inclusive workplace, you’ll figure out how to accommodate everyone , with solid culture, good communication, and by valuing each of every one of your people, no matter where they get the work done.