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Beyond “Happy Holidays”: Religious Inclusivity in the Workplace

Beyond “Happy Holidays”: Religious Inclusivity in the Workplace

Religion can feel like a forbidden topic in the workplace, but it’s an important aspect of who we are and how we relate to each other. There are many ways that we can incorporate conversations about religion into our workplaces to help us connect more authentically, build belonging, and set a strong foundation for working together. As we get into the practice of expanding our awareness of religious and cultural practices, we can change our attitudes and take action to create workplaces that are inclusive of people of all religious backgrounds.

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Reimagining Professionalism

Reimagining Professionalism

In this article, we draw from early American history, contemporary social movements, and the Coronavirus global pandemic to showcase the concept of a Personal Work Standard (PWS) as a liberated notion of professionalism where all employees can belong, matter, and be safe in their work.

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Human-First Meets JEDI: A New Approach to Recruitment and Retention

Human-First Meets JEDI: A New Approach to Recruitment and Retention

When employees are more connected and engaged, they are more productive, collaborative, and innovative. This article highlights the ways in which human resource processes can be developed through a combined Human-First and JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) lens, fostering a stronger organizational culture and healthier work environment.

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Organizational Resilience for Fluid Times

Organizational Resilience for Fluid Times

The beauty of building an appreciation for evolution into organizational DNA is a celebrated part of our work together at Integrated Work. We see dismantling approaches, structures, and teams in favor of others that better fit our intentions as a sign of progress in the direction of our dreams. In this article, we invite you to explore the dimensions of successful organizational change.

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JEDI-Infused Facilitation: Bodies, Power, and Intentions

JEDI-Infused Facilitation: Bodies, Power, and Intentions

We can create structures and interactions where everyone is seen, celebrated, resourced, and safe when we practice justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI)-infused facilitation. In this article, Darrie Matthew Burrage and Mikayla Branz share insights they gleaned by taking the time to reflect with colleagues on the body politics, power dynamics, and intentionality behind facilitation.

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Coaching/Facilitation Corner: Guidance for Trauma-Informed Support

Coaching/Facilitation Corner: Guidance for Trauma-Informed Support

Do you work with or care about someone who may have experienced trauma or PTSD? This article provides some background on trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and offers a few suggestions for leaders, facilitators, coaches, and anyone who wishes to have more productive interactions with those who may have experienced trauma.

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Facilitator’s Corner: How Superpowered Introductions Dismantle Problematic Power Dynamics

Facilitator’s Corner: How Superpowered Introductions Dismantle Problematic Power Dynamics

Many group events and activities open with some sort of welcome or warm-up exercise, providing participants with a chance to introduce themselves before addressing the topic at hand. Sometimes, introductions that focus solely on titles, roles, degrees, years of experience, professional affiliations, and so on, can create a power dynamic that results in some attendees feeling less willing to contribute during the meeting.

Here’s a simple alternative approach to facilitating introductions that enables greater human-first connection: a focus on superpowers.

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