Ethos

”no ethos pursued without thought or mercy is considered ethical behavior”

Janet Morris

If you want insight into the culture of a workplace, the place to start is the watering hole; the gathering place where coffee and conversation flows freely and it’s members have taken a temporary haitus from their work.

Ethos by definition is the character or dispostion of a society, however the depth of meaning has far greater importance. First, to each individuals set of values followed by the function of environment in which they work collectively; finally in productivity, critical to the business bottom line.

If you are happy at work you will likely have far greater opportunities to flourish in accomplishments and healthy collaboration.

Workplace diversity is a term that has blossomed in the last two decades. The late ‘Baby Boomers’, Gen X’s, Millennial’s and our growing Gen Z’s generations are feeling the impacts of demands for the acceptance of belief systems, gender differences, sexual orientation, political motivations and values. As time passes fewer are aware of just how in the United States the Civil Rights Act of 1964 began the massive cycle of change.

Globally, the demands to open the minds is equally and critically as prevelant; respect, collaboration, acceptance, open mindedness and willingness to embrace differences is no longer an option for business success.

Understanding and acceptance is what will make the profound impacts on the journey to harmony in the ethos.


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