46 minutes | Feb 5th 2021

[Feature Friday] Author Laura Kriska on Preventing an Us vs Them Clash: The ROI Online Podcast Ep. 91

How well is your company doing at managing the differences of age, race, ethnicity, and other identity factors? It seems self-explanatory, but so many companies aren’t yet creating a welcoming and productive work environment for all—and they’re missing out because of it. On this Feature Friday episode of the ROI Online Podcast, Steve talks with Laura Kriska about how to use differences to your advantage and thrive in a diverse workplace.

Laura is an author and expert consultant on cross-cultural relations. She teaches leaders in different organizations how to prevent Us vs. Them culture clashes by promoting inclusion in their businesses to increase employee retention and productivity and to prevent misunderstandings that lead to lost time and increased legal risk.

There has never been a more relevant time for leaders to cultivate connections among people of diverse backgrounds. By building trust with others—no matter how different they are—you’re helping your business grow and thrive by creating cohesive, inclusive, and productive teams.

Among other things, Laura and Steve discussed:

  • The Business of WE, a new approach to diversity 
  • The unspoken rules every cultural group has
  • Cosmetic versus substantive diversity
  • The things we can do to avoid walking on eggshells around our coworkers
  • The benefits of having a global experience
  • Laura’s success stories


You can learn more about Laura here:

https://www.laurakriska.com/

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Read the books mentioned in this podcast:

The Golden Toilet by Steve Brown

The Business of WE by Laura Kriska

The Accidental Office Lady by Laura Kriska


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