I still regularly have conversations with men who have no clue about what it’s like to move through the world in a smaller, weaker body, to be constantly alert to threats, sexual predators, and captors.
Culture is another one of those buzzwords that can mean almost anything. In HR, it usually means the shared values, behavior, goals, and identity of the people that work at the company.
Just about every company gets this wrong at some point, usually most of the time. Get Curious Instead of Comfortable. Have Compassion Instead of Consternation. Have Courage Instead of Cowardice.
If your company is short on funds this year, take the money you would have spent on a party and give it to the employees. There is nothing more demoralizing than going to a fancy lunch to learn there won’t be holiday bonuses this year.