Many organizations are giving special consideration to the role that our unconscious thought processes, or biases, have on workplace decisions.
‘Anchor’ has a double meaning. It's the name for the device which falls to the bottom of the ocean to secure a vessel at sea. The the term for Williams’ position is ironic and instructive.
The way we communicate and how we interpret our interactions is largely based on tone of voice, body language, eye contact and casual social interactions.
Bad communications can lead to harm, particularly at work where relationships are tied to our careers, opportunities, advancement, mentorship and the glue of true collegiality — trust.
When we think we’ve said something we shouldn’t have, we need to acknowledge it and say we may have misspoken.
Time will tell what happened, but just what's in the public record raises learning concerns and several questions.