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As experts in our field, we publish various articles and whitepapers and host webinars on building effective workplace cultures and leadership structures. Click on the links below to have a look through our library.

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Creating Diverse, Inclusive and Equitable Employee-Owned Companies

Creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable company aligns with the values of employee ownership and contributes to an improved workplace environment. Employee-owned companies strive to create workplaces where people feel welcomed, included, respected, and heard. People will contribute their best...

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Q&A with Nelson Parrish on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion during COVID-19

Danie Greenwell interviewed Nelson Parrish in early May 2020 prior to the social justice demonstrations in response to George Floyd’s murder. He reflected on how he became involved in DEI work, how it has changed, and how to move forward.

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Webinar: Creating an Inclusive and Diverse Company

Linshuang Lu and Nelson Parrish Most ESOP companies value creating a workplace where people feel included, can grow and develop, and can contribute meaningfully to the success of the company. While many companies understand the business case and already recognize...

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Engaging English Language Learners

The United States is growing more diverse, both ethnically and linguistically. In 2010, the U.S. Census reported that 20% of the U.S. population spoke a language other than English at home. The Pew Research Center, extrapolating current trends, predicts that...

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“The Glass Ceiling is the Floor My Boss Walks On: Leadership Challenges in Managing Diversity”

This article analyzes layers of meaning that are embedded in the concept of diversity in a financial institution. It examines the discourses about diversity that emerged over 2½ years, during which a CEO was intentionally trying to change his organization’s...

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