November 17, 2021

Change, Giving Up, and Extra Work, with Sara Taylor

Episode 106:

Change, Giving Up, and Extra Work: Resistance to Diversity in the Workplace

What You Will Learn:

  • Why objecting to change, feeling like giving up something, and feeling it’s too much extra work are common points of resistance to diversity in the workplace and DEI efforts
  • Why real change must happen across all levels of an organization, and why individual growth and transformation is the key to changing the organization
  • Why the process of developing Cultural Competence isn’t about giving up anything but about adding on new skills and abilities to navigate difference
  • Why DEI efforts do require extra work upfront but will make for a more effective and enjoyable workplace on the other side
  • Why DEI work is about creating organizational change by teaching people how to add new skills that will benefit them both individually and as an organization in the long run


About Sara Taylor

Sara Taylor earned a master’s degree in Diversity and Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. She served as a leadership and diversity specialist at the University of Minnesota for five years and as director of diversity and inclusion for Ramsey County, Minnesota for three years.

Sara is the founder and president of deepSEE Consulting and has worked with companies as large as Coca-Cola, General Mills, 3M Company, AARP, and numerous others. She has a new book, “Filter Shift: How Effective People See the World,” that explores how our unconscious is actually making choices and decisions for us, all without our knowing — and how to change that.

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