At Single Story, Inc. we believe that the mark of a great organization can be found in the diversity of its employees – diversity of identity, thought, and experiences. Diversity not only involves how people perceive themselves but also how they perceive others. These perceptions affect their interactions. For organizations with a wide range of employees to function at high levels of efficacy, leadership must effectively address issues of communication, adaptability, and change. Education and workforces will experience a significant increase in diversity in the coming years. Successful organizations recognize the need for immediate action to sustain positive productivity and high functioning teams. They are ready and willing to spend resources on managing diversity in the workplace now.
Although the diversity of an organization is a great indicator of its success and impact in a community, the inclusion of those diverse members within the organization may prove to be even more paramount. Helping organizations become more inclusive is our passion. And it is this unique skill-set that separates us from others in this work. It is not enough to simply increase an organization's diversity numbers - we have to meet the challenge of helping all to feel welcome, important, safe, secure and included. It is with this challenge in mind that Single Story, Inc. designs its programming to assist organizations in fostering an inclusive work environment using five stages of diversity development.
5 Stages of Development:
Assessing the Community (Strategic Planning)
Finding Our Narrative (Cultivating a Shared Theory of Action)
Building Cultural Competency
Sustaining an Inclusive Environment
Diversity training alone is not sufficient for your organization’s diversity management plan. A strategy must be created and implemented to sustain a culture of diversity that permeates every department and function of the organization. Hearts must be changed. Allow Single Story, Inc. to guide your organization to the change needed to reach inclusivity.
Single Story, Inc.
Not your typical Diversity Consultancy
Single Story, Inc. is a unique and innovative Diversity Integration consultancy and agency that specializes in changing people's hearts. We are experts in devising and executing strategic plans for organizations that raise awareness, increase cultural competency, and deepen their capacity for inclusion. This process engenders an environment where all feel supported, secure, validated, and important. We help organizations build the healthiest environments possible.
What We Do
“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie