REASON: Not everyone is comfortable being in an enclosed, private environment (like an office with the door shut) with someone they don’t know. This can be particularly problematic for those with specific religious beliefs and/or practices or those who have experienced certain dramas, abuse, or have been victims of sex trafficking. For those individuals, being in an enclosed environment with a person of authority (usually a male), can trigger high anxiety and/or discomfort.
The Momentum Conundrum “My boss says they want to be better with diversity and inclusion, but I can’t get my organization to actually do anything.” Why? “Too hard” “Too much money” “There is no diversity for these positions” “We are too ‘old school’ for change” “No time” “Other priorities” “We don’t attract diverse candidates” “We just spent a bunch of money on a new solution, and must adopt that first” The reasons are plentiful – They are frustrating, they are deflating, and