More than ever, many of us do think about community during the pandemic. Restriction on activities has more people than ever in need of support and knowing that others care. The opportunity is here to provide our support however we can.
We each can provide support for a community is similar to goal setting for business, getting hired, and what we wish to achieve in our lifetime.
As we think about community, the top goal is to give thought to the one that will be most appropriate for our talent and then drill down to find a better connection.
I wrote about the corporate world in a previous post—my reward for being the top sales producer by tripling my quota for the next year. Dealing with job interviews became a yearly event. In my mind, the job interview process is very similar to making a sale. Accordingly, I helped many people acquire the jobs they desired.
But there are other elements of the corporate story that continue to have me think about community. The time is now to work on the change I wish to see. Three of the factors that hold importance to me are:
- Equal Pay
As a white woman, I was beside myself about the corporate setting’s lack of equality (s). The pay was so insulting; I was advised to take a 100% commission, knowing that I was fully capable of selling. And there were times where I should have asked how do you spell ‘Inclusion?’
However, my concerns must be minimal as we compare experiences to varying ethnic backgrounds and skin color. The question here is, how does each company define ‘diversity?’
Our New Year is underway, and it is time for significant change. Complaints never accomplish anything other than people wanting to stay far away. Each person can make a difference, whether small or huge. And together, we can hop over the roadblocks standing in our way. Our voice counts, and it’s time we speak up.