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It’s most likely not a surprise to hear that women spend more time performing unpaid work such as child care and housework than men. But the actual stats may shock you. According to a survey by Catalyst, pre-COVID women were spending “4 hours and 22 minutes per day in unpaid labor, compared to only 2 hours and 15 minutes for men”. With COVID in the mix, the same survey reported that “women are now spending 15 hours more in unpaid labor each week than men”.

It’s most likely not a surprise to hear that women spend more time performing unpaid work such as child care and housework than men. But the actual stats may shock you. According to a survey by Catalyst, pre-COVID women were spending “4 hours and 22 minutes per day in unpaid labor, compared to only 2 hours and 15 minutes for men”. With COVID in the mix, the same survey reported that “women are now spending 15 hours more in unpaid labor each week than men”.

"Racially and ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to perform better." Source, Fundera.com Now more than ever, there is a divide and people are hurting. We cannot pretend to be open-minded.

Some of the most established workplace cultures perpetuate disability discrimination. And many leaders may not even be aware they are contributing to it. Accommodating special needs in your workplace is more than avoiding disability discrimination. When your company accommodates its employees, it’s better for them at an individual level and at a company level -- everyone wins!

When we hear about diversity in the workplace, we often think of characteristics such as gender, race, age, etc. Diversity of Opinion extends beyond these characteristics and goes hand-in hand with psychological safety.

When you started your business, I bet you had no ideal how many long hours you’d put in or how many sleepless nights you’d have mulling over the issues you have trying to grow your business.

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “character is who you are when no one is looking.”  It’s true. Your team wants to know they can trust you to be consistent each and every day, and the only way to do that is to be in integrity with your company’s vision and values.

Don’t let people issues gobble up your profits. Take time and assess your company culture. You may need to go back and re-establish the foundation of your vision and values in order to move forward and create the type of atmosphere that breeds high-performance.

The definition and nature of teams are changing which adds layers of complexity to building collaborational opportunities at work. Teams are no longer located just down the hall from one another.

The definition and nature of teams are changing which adds layers of complexity to building collaborational opportunities at work. Teams are no longer located just down the hall from one another.

Conflict isn’t a new idea, your employees deal with it in their daily life at home. Some people deal with it more confidently than others. Building a culture that promotes positive conflict resolution distinguishes good companies from bad ones.

Are you taking time to build a culture that celebrates ‘micro’ wins? I know it may sound silly, but developing the habit of celebrating even the tiniest of milestones can build momentum and generate greater accomplishments.

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