What do you wish people at work understood about you? How are you invisible to them? What do people get wrong about you? When Accenture asked these and other important questions of their employees in a series of workshops, they took the answers seriously.
“Frankly, I was blown away,” Ellyn Shook, chief leadership and human resources officer at Accenture told Fortune.
Some were annoyed by being mistaken for other ethnicities. Some young employees were tired of being dismissed as entitled or unengaged. Others worried that misconceptions about their disabilities would leave them behind at work. And some expressed resentment that their accomplishments, as majority culture white males, weren’t as celebrated as those of others. All the human stuff.