Creating and implementing an HR storytelling diversity and inclusion strategy is mission-critical. Especially for employee and client retention: Today, Tomorrow and in the Future.
First, because Today’s Internet of Things (IoT), Fourth Industrial Revolution workplaces are extremely complex. Next, these workplaces are a dynamic intersection of people, processes, software and hardware. Then, it is very easy for people not only to feel marginalized. But also overwhelmed by all the connectivity, complexity and vulnerability.
Especially when people feel their voices are not recognized in the stories your organization tells new and current employees and clients.
In the HR storytelling universe, I translate across the communication disconnects and biases which separate people and professional disciplines.
First, because of my own story, as a STEM professional and left-brain thinker. Then, because I was assigned to new product development teams, since the start of the IoT tech evolution. As a result, I experienced, first-hand, what happens when people do not collaborate very well across professional disciplines. Because when we let differences in our levels of education create barriers to communication, project outcomes are negatively impacted.
Yet, when our more enlightened teams listened to our colleagues’ and clients’ stories, in spite of perceived differences due to job titles, pay grades, levels of education and generations, project outcomes were slam-dunks. Because our teams chose to stop hunkering down in the comfort of our respective departmental silos. And fought our collective mindset and professional habits.
Are you overlooking an HR storytelling strategy targeting greater professional diversity and inclusion? Because you do not know where to look for, and how to tell, these stories?
Practicing a strategy of HR Storytelling diversity and inclusion is about telling the stories that employees and clients really need to hear.
Even though Today’s workplace – ours and our clients’ – is more complex than Yesterday’s, we are less connected to each other’s stories. And Yesterday’s departmental silo mindset remains alive and well, perpetuating conscious and unconscious biases, baggage and barriers. Which exclude people due to perceived differences in job titles, pay grades, levels of education and generations.
The stories you and I co-create together focus on the strategic business and human capital value of a more professionally diverse and inclusive workplace. By better serving each other, first, you better serve your employees, employers and clients. One millimeter at a time. So everyone gets to where they need to go. Together.
To take your invited seat at your organization’s leadership table, leverage an HR storytelling diversity and inclusion strategy. Move your first, one millimeter forward by clicking on this link. Let’s storytell. Together.
I leverage design-driven storytelling to translate across communication disconnects between people and professional disciplines. Together, we optimize strategic business and human capital value in individuals, workforces and organizations. Contact me here. Let’s storytell. To get to where you need to go. Together. One millimeter at a time. Find out more about my professional story here.
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