Actionable Steps for Creating Space for Race-Based Discussions in the Workplace
The LeaderShift Project founder Shani Magosky and co-author Craig Carroll of The Observatory on Corporate Reputation published an article for The Conference Board published on June 29, 2020 entitled “Actionable Steps for Creating Space for Race-Based Discussions in the Workplace.” They state that we must move past the awkwardness of conversations about race to challenge questionable behaviors and comments when we see and hear them. Being “color brave” in the workplace will surely involve difficult conversations on both individual and collective levels. Of critical importance is the giving and receiving of feedback. When done well, feedback changes perspectives, builds trust and connection, and leads to better futures for individuals, teams, and organizations. We offer five suggestions to help us more effectively communicate right now about race and racial injustice.