The communications industry has done a pretty good job of addressing gender, racial and ethnic diversity and inclusion over the last 10-15 years, but more work still needs to be done in areas such as age, experience, backgrounds and diversity of thought. Diversity creates value in organizations due to the mix of thought processes that come along with different life experiences.
But how can organizations how conversations about sensitive subjects like race, gender, sexual orientation or politics in a positive manner? The answer is an open corporate culture. But, this culture will not happen overnight. Business leaders must foster open attitudes over time while allowing for dialog and challenges without repercussions. The best employees are drawn to and remain loyal to diverse, inclusive organizations with a culture of positivity and open-mindedness.
Clip for the OU PRSSA Diversity and Inclusion panel 11/13/17 (referenced in the first minute and again at 9:48) featuring Kyle Golding discussion deeper areas of focus for diversity and inclusion.
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Every week on the NeoMarketing podcast, The Golding Group partners Pritch Pritchard, APR and Kyle Golding briefly (5-8 mins.) discuss best practices, latest trends and modern techniques for professional business communications including advertising, marketing, digital channels, social media, public relations and alternative options. Educational, informative and (hopefully) entertaining.