Leaders Must Set Aside the Standard DEI or HR Playbook During This Unprecedented Time
According to Neil-Barnett, it is important to understand that most black Americans, regardless of socioeconomic status, education or job title, experience one or more forms of racism every day. Therefore, it is necessary for leaders of organizations to set aside the standard DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) or HR playbook in this unprecedented time.
Neal-Barnett writes in a Harvard Business Review article titled “How Organizations Can Support the Mental Health of Black Employees” that “the go-to diversity corporate trainer who teaches stress management techniques will not suffice. Programming targeted towards all employees will be unsuccessful.”