Take a first step toward building better workplaces – but don’t stop there

Take a first step toward building better workplaces – but don’t stop there

Excerpted from The SHRM Blog by Sharlyn Lauby


If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


I’m sure that I’m not alone in saying that a few weeks ago, I was looking forward to closing the door on the dumpster fire called 2020 and anticipating the hopes for the next normal. Then January 6, 2021, happened. As I’m writing this, I’m not completely sure that I know everything about the incident. I do know that it’s being investigated and I’m confident that the right people will be held accountable for their actions. I will have to be patient in the meantime.

Being patient is hard. Really hard. When we see things that are wrong and unjust, we want to fix them. And fix them now. Completely. That’s when I’m reminded of the Dr. King quote at the beginning of this article and the importance of continuing to move forward, even if we’re doing it with baby steps.
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