TAG® Blog - 2016 Posts

Coaching Tips & Tricks - Asking the Right Questions

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

Coaching is a powerful tool. Asking the right questions is key to getting the right results. In this post, we present the top 25 questions that can jump start any coaching session.

Post Election Steps for D&I Professionals

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

This U.S. election cycle has been divisive like none other in recent history - and in the days since the election, that divisiveness has continued. Diversity and inclusion professionals can play an important role moving forward by helping people to reset to this new reality.

Do the Right Thing! Supporting Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

Most of us take pride in having a strong moral compass. We do our best to take the high road when presented with a moral or ethical challenge.

5 Strategies for Re-building Relationships and Resolving Differences

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

Damaged workplace relationships and unresolved conflicts can cause a tremendous personal and productivity toll. If you have experienced one or more conflicts that disrupt the flow of work, you’re not alone. In fact, a CPP Inc. study suggests U.S. employees spend an average of 2.1 hours each week dealing with such conflicts, at a yearly cost to employers of $359 billion.

Components of a Successful Diversity Initiative

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

There are common characteristics of a solid diversity initiative. Here are a few best practices that can help you get things kicked-off in the right direction.

D&I’s Role in Bringing Social Issues into the Workplace

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

The recent spate of violence around the world has left many employers wondering what they should do to support employees, many of whom are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and disengaged at work. We have developed a Diversity & Inclusion Integration: Bringing Social Issues into the Workplace Model which can help you to decide what steps are appropriate for your organization.

D&I’s Role To Support Employees Following Violence

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

Over the past several months, episodes of violence and the media storm that followed has left many employees in our diverse workforce coming to work feeling scared, stressed and fearful. The events are bringing up many conversations about unconscious bias and being respectful.

New D & I Integration Model to Consider

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

When launching new products, a typical adoption curve has three stages: early adopters, mainstream/majority adopters and the late adopters. Diversity & Inclusion integration isn't that much different!

An ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) Case Study

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

Understanding the ADA is an arduous task. That's why you have an HR and/or Legal Department. But there are some things a manager should know. Here is a case study about the ADA that you can use in an upcoming ADA training session.

Q&A - Key Diversity Terms Defined

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

It’s important to understand key concepts like diversity and inclusion – especially as the U.S. continues to evolve and change. The current workplace is different much different than it was a short decade ago. And the change is happening faster! Let me give you a few definitions that will help put these core concepts into perspective.

Conflict Clock™ Earns Two Telly Awards

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

Sollah's best-selling workplace conflict program - Conflict Clock™ - captures two Telly awards.

Cultural Quick Tips (Volume 2)

by Jon Grannis, 5 years ago

Cultural difference should be celebrated! Here are a few tips and action steps you can immediately use in your workplace.

Cultural Quick Tips (Volume 1)

by Jon Grannis, 5 years ago

Understanding and embracing our diverse workplace is a powerful (and oftentimes daunting) concept. Cultural difference should be celebrated! Here are a few tips you can immediately use in your workplace.

Use a Mediator to Help Stalemates

by Jon Grannis, 5 years ago

Differences between colleagues may lead to disputes that make it impossible for them to see past their biases, resulting in a conflict or stalemate.

Leverage Broad Expertise

by Jon Grannis, 5 years ago

Like building a skyscraper, collaboration on large projects works best when you bring together a team with diverse areas of expertise. On-going and continuous collaboration among disciplines helps to ensure that your project achieves all of its goals when it is completed.