Equity & Inclusion

Want to make sure that your management practices and internal operations reflect your organization’s commitment to social justice? In this section, you’ll find tools on how to manage with an equity and inclusion lens.

How to Manage When Things Are Not Okay (And Haven’t Been For Centuries)

While we—The Management Center—can’t undo the harms of nearly half a millennium of the degradation and dehumanization of Black people in the United States, we can help envision a path forward for managers and leaders. In this article, we share our best thinking on supporting your staff at a time when things are not okay (and haven't been for a long time).

So you’ve declared that Black Lives Matter. Now what?

Making a statement is not enough. Our public displays of anti-racism are only as authentic as our private actions, mindset shifts, and interventions. In this article, we share five things for leaders to consider doing to live by their Black Lives Matter solidarity statements.

Reflections from Our CEO

In response to the anti-Black racism and violence of the last few weeks, our CEO Jerry Hauser reflects on standing in solidarity with Black folks, The Management Center's journey in becoming an anti-racist organization, and how management can be a force for social justice.

Hiring Rubric Starter Kit

Use this starter kit to help you create and use your own hiring rubrics.

SMARTIE Goals Worksheet

Make sure your goals have an equity and inclusion component by using this SMARTIE goals worksheet.

Examples of PTR in Action

Check out some examples of PTR in action, and how to manage towards your requirements with your preferences and traditions in mind.

Goals Bank

Need inspiration for goal-setting? Check out our goals bank for examples of SMARTIE goals!

Using Fair Process to Make Better Decisions: A Quick-Start Guide

Here’s our quick-start guide for FAIR, a four-step decision-making approach that gives those most impacted by a decision the opportunity to help shape it.

Using Fair Process to Make Better Decisions: Examples

Check out these examples of fair process, a four-step decision-making approach that gives those most impacted by a decision the opportunity to help shape it.


Check out an example of how to use the PARTNER framework for receiving DICEY feedback that's related to diversity, inclusion, culture, equity, or you.

Using Choice Points to Advance Racial Equity and Inclusion: Case Studies

Check out these examples of how key decision-making opportunities, known as "choice points," can be used to advance racial equity and inclusion.

Identifying Choice Points: The “Bias Check”

Use this template to reflect on your interactions with team members, help you spot disparities, check for bias, and focus on equity and inclusion.

Common Choice Points

Here is a list of some of the most common choice points, or key decision-making opportunities, managers face that may have equity and inclusion impacts.

Newsletter Articles