Ask Them To Explain The Joke, and Other Actions for Allies

Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and be a better ally.

message board with I don’t get it. Please explain the joke to me. With a copy of the Better Allies book by Karen Catlin
Photo credit Karen Catlin

1. Ask them to explain the joke

“I don’t get it. Please explain the joke to me.”

2. Assume trade show booth staffers have expertise

3. Share your questions before the interview

4. Don’t ignore someone with a disability

5. Don’t ask “Why aren’t you drinking?”

Everyday actions to create inclusive, engaging workplaces. Together, we can — and will — make a difference with the Better Allies® approach.

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