Last month Nilofer questioned when is it ok to press an issue versus when is it “simply seen as pushing or being pushy, in an unacceptable manner.”
The post was in response to the wage disparity between Dan Akerson, exiting CEO of GM, and new CEO Mary Barra.
As she noted, and I agree: To be sure, this is not a “woman’s issue” but a societal one. I would imagine men who have mothers or sisters, wives or daughters could take this issue to heart.
With all due respect to Nilofer, I loved the comment from Tim Krause:
In answer to your question:
Traditional upright washing machines have a center stalk in them. This stalk rotates and twists and spins.
It only has one job: shake everything up until the clothes are clean.
If it doesn’t twist and spin then the clothes can sit there forever in soapy water but change does not happen.
That center stalk is called the agitator.
As a businessman who believes in meritocracy and equality i hope you will hear this as encouragement: please agitate. Agitate like hell. And know there are a lot of people who support you in this cause, and are doing whatever we can to help at whatever level we find ourselves.
Change will come but we gotta keep spinning.
Courage becomes contagious. And change happens. – Nilofer
What is your organization taking a stand-on, willing to agitate the “status quo” for, working to change? And how can “a quiet revolution” help?
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