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What The Olympics Teach Us About Diversity

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November 18, 2016

A comparison between what an Olympics team does and what a successful legal organization must do to have a successful, diverse and inclusive team. The parallels, drawn by Littler attorneys Dionysia Johnson-Massie and Paul E. Bateman, begin with recruiting but they don’t end there. The second step, “retaining and rewarding diverse talent and making them feel like integral members of the team,” often proves to be the most vexing, the authors write. “Sensing dead ends, people leave organizations. Legal organizations that have successfully made diversity and inclusion an integral part of their mission recognize this, and take affirmative steps to ensure that diverse talent is not just window dressing.”

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