Ron Garfield
PIQue Coaching and Strategy

I Love My Peloton

It’s my go to for 10, 20, 30 minutes. I sweat, workout, feel better and am often surprised by the impact of the workout.

Normally I choose my Peloton rides by the music.  My favorite’s are Broadway themed rides. “In the Heights”, “Hamilton” and “The Greatest Showman”.  The music pops! It’s inspiring.  I smile and work harder. The lyrics, language, imagery celebrate:

  • Voices not always heard.
  • Communities not always recognized or acknowledged.
  • People not always seen.
  • A sense of belonging, culture and choices that leave us in a better place for the experience.

Work culture should do the same. Celebrate diverse thoughts. Embrace voices different from our own. Provide a place of belonging where all employees feel inspired.

A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy as part of your overall talent and people strategy is good for for business and it scales:

  • Diverse organizations are 70% more likely to capture a new market. (Center for Talent Innovation)

DEI impacts retention:

  • 80% of millennials in the workforce said that inclusion was a factor when choosing an employer. (Deloitte University – The Leadership Center for Inclusion)
  • 40% of employees would leave the employees for a more inclusive environment (Deloitte University – The Leadership Center for Inclusion)
  • 23% have already left (Deloitte University – The Leadership Center for Inclusion)

DEI is good for business:

  • High belonging is linked to a 56% increase in job performance
  • 50% drop in turnover
  • 75% reduction in sick

(Harvard Review: The Value of Belonging at Work)

Creating an impactful, collaborative, trustworthy and effective DEI strategy is a process. It takes time, commitment and endurance.  Like working out and getting stronger on the Peleton.  I just hit 700 rides.

If you have a Peloton, take a listen to the link below.  If not, I encourage you to watch, listen and be INSPIRED.

To Be Continued