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Upon taking a walk, I could not help but notice the display of beautiful trees undergoing seasonal change and the thought, ‘do you apply everyday experiences to business?’ The beauty I see is in the variety of colors among the dense grouping. Although we were out doing errands, the colors brought to mind an essential topic for business and life, and the bonus was in adding efficiency to my day.
I am purposefully learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion that encompasses reading as much as possible and hearing authorities speak about the topics. I am active with the Inclusion Allies Coalition, and it is their past, and current everyday experiences that lead up to their mission devoted to the same.
Once upon a time, the engineering motto in Silicon Valley was,
‘Garbage in and garbage out.’
In other words, programming incorrectly or erroneously setting up a business will produce a poor outcome.
The most poignant statement I recently heard is,
‘Diversity has no meaning without inclusion.’
The unexpected and disappointing turn of events leads us to a newfound appreciation and opportunity to work for improvement. If you have ever sat in any meeting but without acknowledgment, you understand what inclusion means. And if you have received an invitation to a networking event but no one will give you the time of day, it’s another opportunity to realize the significance of inclusion.
My corporate experience was anything but equitable and inclusive. I made the sales career work on my terms, attempting to ignore what was happening in the sales ‘team’ areas. It was anything but teamwork or inclusivity. Years later, upon receiving invitations to attend networking events, I would deliberate why an invitation was mine in the first place. People took one look at me to pass by me and speak to another. I always say that poor experiences are sometimes our gifts in disguise, so I put my time to better use. It was a waste of time and money attending the events that led to my prolific writing.
Every day we read stories about people leaving their jobs. It is the lack of equity and inclusion that contribute more heavily to the dilemma of employers. Without inclusion, one feels insignificant, doesn’t belong. The feeling quickly brings about the exodus, and the dramatic fallout of employees drastically affects the bottom line.
Soul-searching to dig into the truth about how business as usual needs to change is a necessity. The goal is to figure out how to perform better at both the executive and business owner levels. Once the realization hits about the issues at stake, including fair pay, individuals and corporations will do well to begin working toward building an inclusive environment on all levels.
Keep in mind that the press coverage and messaging on social sites contribute to poor word of mouth and a decline in business. For example, last week, the newspaper and an online message showcased a letter from all employees at one fast-food chain location. The ‘declaration’ stated all the faults with the chain about a lack of fair pay, unfair work expectations, and the unwillingness to allow employees to express themselves on any level encourages them to quit. There is little doubt that publicity did not fare well for business at that chain.
“Diversity in thinking and planning emboldens the business program input and output.
The business goal is to build relationships with as many as possible, including hearing out their ideas to put a more concentrated effort into practice.
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Your Story: Do You Apply Everyday Experiences to Business?
In the evening, think back to the parties, networking events, and team meetings you have attended. Do you find one type of event mirrors the next, or do some vary with your acceptance and ideas? Which are the worst and which are the best from your perspective?
Now consider what the worst have in common and do the same for the better events. List your reasoning for feeling an outcome was among the best or the worst. Give thought to how you see improvement. Once you realize a common thread and how you may fix what is not as it should be, consider how you might help turn things around. Perhaps a community can use your help to apply everyday experiences to business, and it may be the perfect groundwork for creating new training and attracting clients.
When you experience a lack of inclusion in social settings, you may want to consider other gatherings where the welcome will be warmer. Other possibilities for opening the conversation can include:
- Creating a podcast
- Write a book
- Establish a group dedicated to improving inclusivity
- Host webinars and invite guests to present their varying experiences and perspectives
Nothing improves unless we each take steps to figure out our capabilities, apply them, and teach others to do the same. It takes a valiant effort with resilience included to make a difference slowly. We can achieve anything we set our minds to do; the more people who contribute, the more likely we will achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion.
“Believe you can, and you will!”
Sales Tips: Do You Apply Everyday Experiences to Business?
- Examine everyday experiences to uncover what you believe requires change.
- Capture the outcome you would like to improve after experiencing something unpleasant.
- Write out how you want to change the not so pleasant into a better outcome.
- Gather with friends to hear about their experiences and what they want to improve.
- Together, with comrades, list out what needs improvement in the business environment.
- Notice if the same issue(s) repeatedly arise as that deserves priority.
- Hear out unusual occurrences to determine how you may assist those events.
- Figure out how to apply everyday experiences to business.
- If you are the CEO, promise to take action, and if you are an employee, present the ideas to the team for serious consideration.
- May we all Celebrate Success!
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