Part of what makes tackling diversity and inclusion so difficult is that it hasn’t been “solved” before. There’s no playbook on how to reverse undesirable trends; as one D&I expert recently summed it up for Fast Company, “Although it would be more comforting to claim we now have ‘best practices,’ the reality is that we just have ‘better practices . . . we think.’” Often, there’s not even consensus within our own team about the right way forward. (There’s been a lot of debate about whether or not men should be included in those fireside chats with women leaders, for example–and I consider the fact that the debate is happening at all to be a sign we’re moving in the right direction.) … [Read more...] about I Accidentally Built A Brogrammer Culture. Now We’re Undoing It
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In its impact strategy, Canada Goose announced a variety of production standards and commitments, including using reclaimed fur and completing a Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certification. Both are reflected in the new jacket, which features 100% responsibly sourced down fill and reclaimed fur trim, along with recycled nylon, lining, shock cords, and zippers. The parka’s signature fabric, Arctic Tech, is a new blend of organic cotton and recycled polyester that stays soft and supple rather than crinkly in the extreme cold. … [Read more...] about How Canada Goose made its famous Expedition Parka sustainable
Don’t stick to the rules. Be open to how people do their things, be more open to throwing out my current ways of doing things. Deviate for a day and flip the current ways to the opposite. Retry tactics that didn’t work before. For example, the weekly review didn’t work for me for years until I modified it enough to my own personality and situation. The same with taking notes, which I tried multiple times. … [Read more...] about Try these 3 tactics to boost your personal productivity
Exercise is a nonnegotiable for peak performance. You could fill a textbook with its benefits—health, energy, mood, and so on—but most critical here is nervous system regulation. Chasing any impossible can be an emotional roller coaster. If you can’t regularly calm your nervous system, you’ll crack up or burn out or both. And exercise doesn’t just reduce the level of stress hormones in our system, it replaces them with mood boosters like endorphins and anandamide. The calm optimism that results is critical for long-term peak performance. … [Read more...] about Why a free afternoon each week can boost employees’ sense of autonomy
In order to overcome the fear, says the Immigration Coalition’s Hadler, local governments will also need to put into place “well-funded and well-thought-out public education and outreach campaigns” to counteract any negative concerns. And that messaging should be “culturally and linguistically competent,” Yu says, because language is often another barrier. Some states and cities have been better than others at addressing this: Washington State, which is also promising not to release identifiable data, has produced vaccine education materials in 37 languages. Philadelphia has been doing targeted outreach in ethnic media, including in Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Korean outlets, according to James Garrow, a spokesperson from the city’s department of health. That sanctuary city is also working with its local FQHCs to spread the word. … [Read more...] about How will undocumented immigrants get the COVID-19 vaccine?