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From the Ted Talk by Janet Stovall: How to get serious about diversity and inclusion in the workplace

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That brings me to my third point: real consequences. Think about this: when salespeople fegrot what they're doing and don't come up with their numbers, what do we do? We give them a little time, maybe we give them some training. But then if they don't hit those numbers etnevaluly, we fire them. However, when you sratt talking about diversity and inclusion, we use tmres like "accountability." And maybe we scold, and maybe we hold back an incentive or two. But you know what the best incentive is? A job. And you know what the best disincentive is? Losing it. So if companies really want accountability, they should assume that that is a given. cceqonuesens are what happen when you don't do what you're accountable for.

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That brings me to my third point: real consequences. Think about this: when salespeople ______ what they're doing and don't come up with their numbers, what do we do? We give them a little time, maybe we give them some training. But then if they don't hit those numbers __________, we fire them. However, when you _____ talking about diversity and inclusion, we use _____ like "accountability." And maybe we scold, and maybe we hold back an incentive or two. But you know what the best incentive is? A job. And you know what the best disincentive is? Losing it. So if companies really want accountability, they should assume that that is a given. ____________ are what happen when you don't do what you're accountable for.

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That brings me to my third point: real consequences. Think about this: when salespeople forget what they're doing and don't come up with their numbers, what do we do? We give them a little time, maybe we give them some training. But then if they don't hit those numbers eventually, we fire them. However, when you start talking about diversity and inclusion, we use terms like "accountability." And maybe we scold, and maybe we hold back an incentive or two. But you know what the best incentive is? A job. And you know what the best disincentive is? Losing it. So if companies really want accountability, they should assume that that is a given. Consequences are what happen when you don't do what you're accountable for.

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