Businesses in nearly every industry have come to rely on contingent talent as specialists and flexible experts rather than temps who fill vacant seats during absences, seasonal demands or personnel transitions. With increasing frequency, we’re integrating these skilled contractors into our primary workforces. Yet, we still haven’t integrated them into our internal knowledge systems. And that’s a missed opportunity to tap into their intelligence and ideas, especially as the sharing economy’s[...]
For millions of people around the world, the beginning of fall marks the advent of a bustling holiday season. In the United States, this time of year is also meant to honor the spirit of diversity with National Coming Out Day and Day of the Girl. Yet for all the talk of diversity and inclusion, we know that challenges and biases persist. We hear them in shocking political rhetoric, we’re witnessing shamed public figures being exposed for their indiscretions, and we continue to see them in corporate boardrooms. Sometimes it feels that every step forward is met with a few stumbles back. And the absence of genuine inclusion will thwart any efforts to advance the digital technologies that will drive our futures. Any meaningful change must come from within and occur locally. So let’s look at some more unconventional ways we can foster diversity for our business cultures and clients.