A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table is a monthly column is designed to help businesses make inclusion and diversity a competitive advantage, and meet the challenges of a workplace that grows more diverse by the day.

Loretta L.C. Brady, an associate professor of psychology at Saint Anselm College, is principal of BDS Insight, an executive coaching and organizational development firm. She can be reached at loretta@bdsinsight.com. Eric Ratinoff is principal of The Mouse and the Elephant, a diversity and inclusion training and development company. He can be reached at eric@mouseandelephant.com.

Learn more about diversity and inclusion by connecting with A Seat at the Table on Facebook.

More >> A Seat at the Table

Can you promote diversity in a company newsletter?

Even small efforts in a workplace can have big dividends

Where does your organization place diversity?

Plenty of organizations say they value inclusion, then prove those words to be lip service

The workplace ‘discomfort zone’

Being comfortable has a downside: Stagnation sets in, and you lose your edge

Fishing for answers in SNL’s casting quandary

Do you, as ‘Saturday Night Live’ did for so many years, rely on the same talent sources again and again?

What kind of walls exist at your business?

Whether physical or policy barriers, the result is a feeling of disconnection

How St. A’s set a model for intentional inclusiveness

With its first lay president, and now its first female trustee chair, the college bears the fruits of inclusion

The U.S. Senate shows us how diversity works

A story about how an organization can be made not just more conscientious, but more effective

Fostering inclusiveness: What Target got wrong and Stonyfield got right

As the face of the workforce changes, businesses will continue to face diversity challenges

Recognizing employees outside the cubicle

It’s time to think about ways to include and embrace the whole person, not just the part of the person who’s an employee

The workplace is evolving, but is your organization ready?

Inclusion requires an individualized approach as well as thoughtful consideration and dialogue