Feeling Different: Being the “Other” in US Workplaces

What does it mean to be an “other” in the workplace?

We all have complex and multiple identities that define both how we see ourselves and how others perceive us. These include personal attributes such as gender, race, ethnicity, or nationality and are lenses through which we view the world. The more different we are and feel from our workgroup or workplace as a whole, the more we may feel like the “other” at the table.

This report examines the experience of otherness in the US workplace and focuses on how people with multiple sources of otherness in a workplace are impacted in terms of their opportunities, advancement, and aspirations.

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Read the full article and download the report here.

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