The “December Dilemma” is coming. It’s that time of the year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, when multiple religious (and secular) holidays collide. It’s a time for celebration but also a time when people with good intentions often find themselves caught in the middle of toxic miscommunications and unintended conflicts. But this doesn’t have to happen to you.
Here are six simple steps for diversity and inclusion and HR managers to master the December Dilemma this year:
1. Accept the challenge, take a deep breath, and get started.
Pretending that the December Dilemma doesn’t exist won’t make it go away. And though it may not be possible to satisfy every employee this time of year, there are better practices that companies can follow.