As we all struggle through this week, a few things must be said. First and foremost, systemic inequality and senseless violence IS wrong. It is everything that we at True Office Learning stand against. It is horrifying, inexcusable and it must be stopped. Second, there are no perfect answers and no dialogue on this is going to be elegant, but we need to listen, to learn, to be there for our black colleagues and communities and get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
We each hold the key to change. Each one of us must pause, reflect, and recognize our biases, conscious and unconscious, and make a determined choice to act differently.
In this moment of deep heartbreak, outrage, grief, fear, exhaustion and so much more for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, the many names that didn’t make it to the headlines and all the individuals and communities torn apart by the racism and violence gripping our country, please take two minutes, listen to this and share it. It all starts with recognizing the problem and choosing to change.
These are times when words are hard to find and I couldn’t be more thankful to the newest collaborator in our True Office Learning Family, Gary Turk, for helping us find meaningful ones. As a company, we are proud to make an even deeper commitment to helping organizations around the world, private and public, raise awareness in their employees and drive the right dialogue.
This is only the first step, but an important one to take. So, I ask you. What will you do differently?