How Diversity Counters Workplace Bullying
Workplace diversity can reduce cases of harassment
Toxic workplaces and problematic bosses are, as we've explored in recent days, difficult and complicated problems for employer and employees alike. Some experts recommend you confront your harasser, even if he or she is the boss. Others have suggested you should have an exit strategy ready to deploy.
But it turns out one way to stop toxic work environments may be to address another problem in workplace culture — lack of diversity.
Joelle Emerson is CEO of Paradigm, a consulting agency that works with companies to develop diversity and inclusion strategies. She spoke with David Brancaccio about why increasing diversity and inclusion in companies can help prevent harassment.
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