Within a work environment there are two levels of values that effect how we experience work, our personal values and those of the organisation. Aligning these values and consciously connecting them provides the sweet spot of value recognition.
Exclusion is a fire fuelled by the isms, racism, sexism, ableism, ageism…these three steps will help you extinguish those fires
LIVE IT. In order to create diverse and inclusive spaces where people feel valued we need to turn the D&I switch on and shine that light on everything we do. It can’t be an add on. It has to be the centre of. Currently 100% of the organisations I work with are starting from theContinue reading “How to turn on your Diversity and Inclusion superhero powers”
LIVE IT. We make sense of the world through stories. We consume stories through 24/7 news outlets. We teach our children right and wrong, what is good and evil through the fairytales we read them before bedtime. We are all characters in the story of our own life but many of us do not featureContinue reading “Why we need to change the story if we want to resolve the conflict.”
LIVE IT. My dad took me to my first football game, a match between Nottingham Forest and the local rivals Derby. I was 5 years old. From that moment on I fell in love with the game and with sport in general. A few years later I realised that it was only the boys whoContinue reading “Simply asking people to dance is not enough. If you want to create an inclusive culture you need to expand your playlist.”
LIVE IT. As a qualitative researcher I solve problems by understanding how an individual or a company brings that problem to life. Let me give you an example. A good friend of mine, Daniel, works for a large HR company. At the start of this year his company was launching a new initiative focussed onContinue reading “By understanding your lived experience, I can help you work out the solution to your problem.”
LIVE IT. I’m writing this blog in the midst of Covid-19. A time when our freedom feels somewhat limited. In The Netherlands, as I’m sure is happening around the world right now, we receive regular updates from the government informing us about what we can and can’t do, who we can see, how we canContinue reading “Is it just me or is anyone else desperate to paint their face blue and run through the streets shouting FREEDOM in a dodgy Scottish accent?”
I’m a 40 something year old Brit, married to a Dutch guy who I met on holiday 100 years ago, a real life Love Island success story. We live in Holland with our three children, two boys and a girl, all under the age of 10. Oh and we have a cat called Buddy whoContinue reading “Hi I’m Donna….”