On What’s Your Work Fit we pose this viewer question: How Do I Promote People Who Don’t Look Like Me?
Our guest is Lauren Daley PhD.
Lauren is a globally recognized future of work expert, advocate for women in the workplace, public speaker, career coach, and educator.
This week’s lead question was posed by What’s Your Work Fit? viewer Devin:
Devin is a senior manager and “top B school” MBA; he leads a team of 20 VP-level managers. Throughout his career, Devin followed the edicts of the C-suite to hire and promote career professionals with similar pedigrees and philosophies about work and workplace.
And for many years, that strategy seemed to work.
But Devin laments that promoting people who looked like him rendered a culture that blots out diverse points of view. What is more, because of rigid return-to-office (RTO) policies, Devin adds that his company hasn’t retained top people.
He asks: how do I promote people who DON’T look like me?
During this information packed episode, Lauren also answers “what’s your work fit?’ Her personal vision surely will resonate with many career professionals.
About our guest:
Lauren Daley PhD is on the leading edge of the future of work. She is also an advocate for women in the workplace, public speaker, career coach, and educator. She lives and works in Gainesville, Florida.
This episode originated as a live show on July 12, 2023. You can watch the show in its entirety on the What’s Your Work Fit YouTube Channel.
EPISODE DATE: July 21, 2023
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