Remember the phrase “death by PowerPoint?” When electronic slide presentations were the slick new technology, everyone wanted to throw as much information into a 60-slide deck as possible. Many trainings were heavy on data but didn’t inform or engage their audiences.
Even if commuting seems old-fashioned, we still find ourselves “between things”: a slot of time before your next Zoom meeting, a few minutes in the waiting room, or those long stretches on hold with customer support. Waiting to get somewhere or for that next appointment to start consumes a frustrating — yet promising — amount of our precious time.
Last summer we made a commitment to hold a mirror up to ourselves. Using our values as a guide, we aim to Be Honest with ourselves about the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Extension Engine. To Be Humble, identifying and owning the areas in which we needed to do better. To Be Excellent, by holding ourselves accountable to doing better. To do the work needed to create a more inclusive and equitable work environment, where team members from diverse backgrounds can be their whole selves, do their best work, and thrive.