Diversity Dilemma: Sexuality

Philip Patston shares the final part in his series on the diversity dilemmas that New Zealanders face in 2015. Growing awareness of diverse sexuality in the workplace is one thing. But here’s the dilemma: What if the dominant culture of the organisation is to talk about the ideals of heteronormative marriage and children, mums and dads, with…

Diversity dilemma – ethnic culture

Philip Patston shares part three of a four part series on the diversity dilemmas that New Zealanders face in 2015. Growing awareness of cultural diversity has become commonplace in workplaces around New Zealand. But here’s the dilemma: Culture is changing constantly, particularly among generations, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. Learning what is culturally appropriate in one…

Diversity Dilemma: gender

The conversation about gender equality has long been commonplace in workplaces around New Zealand. It’s the foundation of the EEO movement and, as the precursor to cultural diversity and “family friendliness”, is often the corporate world’s only claim to some semblance of equity.

Diversity Dilemma: function (aka disability)

In this months guest blog, Philip Patston shares part one of a four part series on the diversity dilemmas that New Zealanders face in 2015. Disability awareness is slowly becoming more commonplace in workplaces around New Zealand, though it hasn’t really taken off like other diversity issues. You find it sometimes in community organisations, particularly disability…