What is a leader to do in times like these?

There are many discussions and debates about whether knowledge workers should go back to the office. Some advocates of remote work framed the issue in terms of racial justice and equity. “When geographical barriers are removed, location bias and relocation…

Watch out for inequality and bias to remote workers in the hybrid office

In the past few months, companies around the world have been contemplating this one question: should they bring the workers back into the office? Or allow them to work remotely indefinitely? Or have a hybrid environment? While there are pros…

How to invite people to dance: Diversity at work

Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce gives a competitive edge, that diversity results in the most innovative ideas. So how do you get a diverse workforce? In other words, how do you recruit diverse talents and how do…

What are the tips on how to approach diversity and inclusion?

Leadership Memo 2021- 6 It seems like more and more people are talking about diversity and inclusion lately. I did a deep dive on diversity and inclusion separately in the last two Leadership Memos. Click on them if you need…

How does it feel to be excluded?

Have you ever felt excluded? I’m not just talking about race, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation. Let’s think through some scenarios. Have you ever been in a P.E. (Physical Education) lesson where there is a team sport (e.g. basketball)?…

Why invite people to the party and not invite them to dance?

In the last two Leadership Memos, we explored what diversity is, what inclusion is, and how diversity relates to inclusion. We learnt that they are not the same thing. We also mentioned that diversity and inclusion are part of what…

Inviting and asking people to dance: Diversity and inclusion at work

Leadership Memo 2021-5 What comes to your mind when you hear the term “diversity and inclusion”? Do you think that it’s a bunch of mumbo jumbo? Are you annoyed that you have more boxes to tick? Do you think that…

Asking people to dance: Creating better spaces to be more inclusive at work

Leadership Memo 2021-4 We hear the term “diversity and inclusion” quite a bit recently, but do we really know what that means? Do we know how that applies to our work, regardless of whether it is remote? “Psychological safety” is…