Business at Bedtime

Ep115: Managers, Here’s How to Be a Better Ally in the Remote Workplace by Melinda Briana Epler

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Recent research shows that people who have at least one ally at their job are nearly twice as likely to be satisfied and feel like they belong. As a manager, you have a unique opportunity to be role a model in building inclusion across teams, but you may face unique challenges in remote or hybrid settings. Use this guide to help you adjust and support you in this role. 

This reading covers:

  • Learn, unlearn, relearn.
  • Re-create the water cooler.
  • Offer allyship learning.
  • Do no harm.
  • Do not let microaggression go — in any setting.
  • Interrupt interruptions and other microaggressions.
  • Mind your microexpressions.
  • Advocate for people.
  • Provide regular constructive feedback and micro affirmations., and 
  • Advocate for your team’s mental health.

A readable version of this article can be found here:

You can also read more from Melinda Briana Epler by buying her book "How to Be an Ally: Actions You Can Take for a Stronger, Happier Workplace" from your local bookstore or here on Amazon

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