TAG® Blog - 2017 Posts

Oct 201726

FAQ: The Hidden Impact of Harassment Claims on an Organization

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

In order to reduce harassment claims in your organization, employers should establish, distribute to all employees, and enforce a policy that prohibits inappropriate behavior (including harassment), and communicates a procedure for making complaints.
Sep 20177

Inclusion Creates New Opportunities (Part 4)

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

While shifting a company’s perspective to seeing D&I as an organizational development initiative does bring about a substantial change in regard to how diversity is viewed and approached throughout the organization, this change also creates new efficiencies and business opportunities.
Aug 201724

Navigating The Shift From Diversity Training to an Organizational Development Initiative (Part 3)

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

For an organization making the shift from diversity program to diversity Organizational Development initiative, thoughtful and strategic decisions must be made in order for that initiative to be successful and achieve business results.
Aug 201717

Diversity - An Organizational Development Initiative (Part 2)

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

From diversity training to diversity learning environment - embracing diversity from an Organizational Development approach.
Aug 201710

Diversity - An Organizational Development Initiative (Part 1)

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

Making the transition from diversity to diversity and inclusion (D&I) requires organizations to shift the way D&I is applied to business operations and understood through the organization.
Aug 20173

The Concept of Workplace Diversity is Evolving

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

If diversity training was a push in the right direction, diversity as a continuous education environment becomes a pull towards a workplace that employees want to be part of.
Jun 201722

Armed Intruder/Active Shooter Training - The PREVAIL!™ Difference

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

Simply put, PREVAIL! is designed to change the mindset of all viewers, trainees and participants. This program instills a 'prevailing' attitude - as opposed to a 'survival' attitude. There is a difference!
Jun 20178

Getting Creative

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

The more time we spend with our own personal sources of inspiration, the more creative we will feel. The more we act upon those feelings, the more we will create. To paraphrase the ever wise and venerable Spock, “Live long, create, and prosper.”
May 201718

A Full Plate (Avoiding Getting Burned Out)

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

The constant pressure to do more with less can lead to worker burnout. Burnout happens when requests for our time and energy exceed our capacity to comply.
Apr 201711

Q&A - Glass Conference Rooms & An Armed Intruder

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

None of the offices or conference rooms at our offices have locks on the doors. Also all of the conference rooms have a front wall of frosted glass with the lower panel being plain glass. We’re struggling with what options (if any) we have within our facilities for LOCK OUT with the design of these rooms. What should we do?
Apr 20173

Armed Intruder Preparation DOES NOT Equal Prevention, But...

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

When it comes to an armed intruder/active shooter, preparedness is a key part of the equation. Preventing an armed intruder should revolve around a comprehensive strategy.
Mar 20179

Getting Perspective

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

Little kids run everywhere they go. Ever notice that? They don’t just move in a dignified way from room to room like we do. You get the impression that they’re afraid they’ll miss something exciting if they don’t approach life at warp speed. And they can be brought to a screeching halt by a colony of ants or a pile a leaves. If you catch us running, it’s because we’re late for a meeting.
Feb 201723

Generations Apart

by Jon Grannis, 4 years ago

A fun and interesting perspective of Gen X and Gen Y employees - from the perspective of a Baby Boomer. Honest thoughts and interesting stereotypes are discussed. Will some generation-based attributes still annoy us? Sure they will. Can we work through those problems? We can if we choose to do so.
Jan 201721

American Diversity: From Exclusion to Inclusion by Ben Alexander

by Jon Grannis, 5 years ago

So when and how did this focus on diversity and inclusion as business issues get started in the USA? Most people point to the mid-1960’s when the civil rights movement led to the passage of the anti-discrimination laws which ultimately changed American business practices. But...