But, through coaching and discussion, by far the most explosive and divisive concept is promoting fairness. When we feel excluded, targeted, or isolated we get angry. That’s why I am honest about the chaos we may have thrust upon you with the technology change. And why I’m promoting a special conference I think you should know about that promotes fairness in the workplace. It’s called The Forum on Workplace Inclusion, produced by the University of St. Thomas.
My sister Heidi Batz Rogers is a masterful programmer around the strategies for promoting fairness: gender, generational, sexual, ethnic and religious diversity are subjects she makes approachable. I’m grateful for her gift, and for the people who deliver the programming who help me understand how I can use my privileged, middle-aged white-male position in society to promote fairness. She created the theatrical, participative component of the Forum. And it’s exceptional.