Dr. Olivia J. Cook and Gregory discuss how nowadays, you will likely hear the following words uttered at least once by everyone in the room.
D & I = Diversity and Inclusion. This phrase gets tossed around so much that it has almost lost its meaning. But when we talk about D&I, we're talking about people who feel marginalized and excluded daily.
It's also often confused with the idea of belonging, which is something else entirely. Diversity is like being invited to a party, inclusion is being asked to dance, and belonging is dancing like no one's watching." In other words, it's not enough to have more seats at the table for marginalized folks if they don't feel safe or believe they need to act like someone they're not to fit in.
I'm sure we can all agree that there is a need for a sense of belonging in the workplace & society. But let's dig a little deeper into why this is so important, what makes people feel like they belong, and how we as a whole can do better and be better. "By acting compassionately, by helping to restore justice and to encourage peace, we are acknowledging that we are all part of one another" - Rahm Dass.
Tune -in and listen to the full episode and great insight towards D & I.
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