Newsletter – April 24, 2019

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Decisions, decisions…

Hi friends,

Imagine you worked for months to craft a new remote work policy and when you finally announce it, your staff applauds. Why are they so thrilled? Because they not only knew it was coming, but also had a chance to shape its direction. Even those who grumbled about it nod with approval. They get why you made the decision.

If this sounds too good to be true, it doesn’t have to be! That is the power of fair process, a decision-making approach where you give those who will be most impacted by the decision a chance to help shape it. You access perspectives you might not otherwise have and your stakeholders go from “decision-takers” to “decision-shapers” while you, the manager, remain the decision-maker.

We’ve come up with an (aptly named, if we do say so ourselves) acronym to help you remember the steps in fair process decision-making: Frame, Ask, Inform, and Revisit (FAIR). Read the full article to learn more about each step.

Once you’ve done that, check out our quick-start guide and fair process examples to help you get started now!

Training Spotlight: POCI Cohorts

We know that people of color and/or indigenous people often face unique issues within their organizations while navigating the intersections of race, class, gender, and other identities. That’s why we’ve designed training courses to create spaces for managers and staff to connect, share, and learn practices to thrive at their organizations. Check them out!

People of Color & Indigenous Cohorts for managers:

  • Sep 10-12, Oakland: Managing to Change the World, 101 Edition
  • Oct 9-10, Washington, DC: Managing to Change the World, 201 Educational Sector Edition
  • Nov 19-20, Washington, DC: Managing to Change the World, 201 Edition
  • Dec 4-6, Washington, DC: Managing to Change the World, 101 Edition

People of Color & Indigenous Cohorts for staff:

  • May 1-2, Washington, DC: Werking the Work, 101 Edition
  • Jul 30-31, Chicago: Werking the Work, 101 Edition

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