Showing posts with label #Inclusion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Inclusion. Show all posts

Monday, April 22, 2024

πŸ’°IMSPARK: Equitable Horizons: Pay Transparency in the PacificπŸ’°

πŸ’°Imagine... Equitable Horizons: Pay Transparency in the PacificπŸ’°



πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate

A Pacific workforce empowered by transparent pay practices, where fairness prevails, gender gaps narrow, and trust flourishes.

πŸ”— Link

πŸ“š Source

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. (2024). Pay Transparency in Job Postings: Trends, Trade-offs, and Policy Design. https://www.minneapolisfed.org/article/2024/pay-transparency-in-job-postings-trends-trade-offs-and-policy-design

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal

Pay transparency is a rising tide in communities reshaping the contours of employment. As local, regional, and national governments enact laws to illuminate pay practices, companies face both opportunities and challenges🌏. The impact is multifaceted:

Equity Unveiled🀝: Transparency dismantles discriminatory compensation policies, promoting fairness. It reveals hidden inequities, allowing corrective action. In the Pacific, where cultural diversity thrives, pay transparency could fosters inclusion and social justice.
Productivity CrossroadsπŸ“Š: Yet, tread carefully. Empirical studies hint at a paradox: while transparency removes inequities, it may lower overall compensation. Why? When pay becomes visible, employers hesitate to pay high wages, fearing renegotiations. Balancing fairness and productivity is the tightrope.
Attracting and Retaining TalentπŸ“’: Transparent companies attract high performers. But beware—transparency can skew employees’ focus, emphasizing pay over other aspects of performance. Striking the right balance ensures that Pacific organizations thrive.

 

 #PacificEquity, #workforcedevelopment, #FairPay, #Inclusion, #EmpoweringTalent, #SocialJustice, #PacificProsperity,

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

🏘️ IMSPARK: Smart and Sustainable Zoning🏘️

 πŸ˜️ Imagine... Smart and Sustainable Zoning🏘️

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

Communities will adopt and implement the National Zoning Atlas. This collaborative project aims to digitize, demystify, and democratize information about zoning codes across the U.S. 

πŸ”—Link:

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πŸ“šSource: 

National Zoning Atlas. (2024). About the National Zoning Atlas. 

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 

Using the online, interactive map of the National Zoning Atlas, the Pacific region will be able to compare and analyze the zoning regulations of different jurisdictions and identify the best practices and opportunities for improvement. 🧱Communities will also use the National Zoning Atlas to promote intelligent and sustainable zoning, which supports the goals of housing affordability, economic development, environmental protection, and social equity. 

Zoning is a powerful and influential factor that shapes the physical, social, and economic landscape.  🌊Zoning determines what can be built, where, and how, and it significantly impacts the availability and quality of housing, transportation, infrastructure, and public services in a given area.πŸš— However, the complexity and lack of transparency of zoning regulations can make it difficult for the public to understand and navigate the system, as it varies widely among thousands of local governments.  🌳The National Zoning Atlas is a groundbreaking initiative that aims to unlock the black box of zoning and make it more transparent, consistent, and accessible. Communities can benefit from using the National Zoning Atlas, as it can help people understand the impacts and implications of zoning and enable them to make informed and confident decisions about land use planning and policy.


#NationalZoningAtlas, #Zoning, #LandUse,#Sustainability,#WealthEquity,#Inclusion,#IMSPARK

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

πŸ™ŒIMSPARK: Wage Equity for All in the Pacific πŸ™Œ

 πŸ™ŒImagine… Wage Equity for All in the Pacific πŸ™Œ

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

The Pacific region has successfully achieved wage equity for all workers, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, or other characteristics. The region has fostered a culture of fairness, opportunity, and inclusion, where everyone is paid fairly and equitably for their work.

πŸ”—Link:

πŸ“šSource: 

Wage and Hour Division, DOL. (2021). Independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Federal Register, 86 (4), 1168-1248. 

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 

The rule by the Wage and Hour Division (2021) revises the interpretation of independent contractor status under the FLSA, which requires covered employers to pay their nonexempt employees at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay, and to keep certain records regarding their employees. πŸŒŸ The rule adopts an “economic reality” test that focuses on two core factors: the nature and degree of the worker’s control over the work, and the worker’s opportunity for profit or loss based on initiative and/or investment.πŸ’Έ The rule also identifies three other factors that may serve as additional guideposts: the amount of skill required for the work, the degree of permanence of the working relationship, and whether the work is part of an integrated unit of production. Wage equity is a key aspect of income inequality, as it affects the economic and social well-being of workers and their families, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized groups.🌈 By achieving wage equity, the Pacific region can enhance its economic growth, social cohesion, and political stability. Achieving wage equity can also support the region’s resilience to global challenges such as climate change, health crises, and digital divide.


#WageEquity, #PacificFuture, #Fairness, #Opportunity,#Inclusion,#IMSPARK,


Monday, January 22, 2024

πŸ’Έ IMSPARK: A Pacific Future with Reduced Income InequalityπŸ’Έ

πŸ’Έ Imagine… A Pacific Future with Reduced Income InequalityπŸ’Έ 


πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

The Pacific region has successfully narrowed the income gap between the rich and the poor, as well as between different racial and gender groups. The region has fostered a culture of fairness, opportunity, and inclusion, where everyone has a decent standard of living and a chance to thrive.

πŸ”—Link:

πŸ“šSource: 

McKay, L. C. (2023). The state of income inequality. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. 

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 

The article by McKay (2023) reveals that income inequality in the U.S. has been rising over the past 50 years, especially among the highest earners. πŸ“ˆ The article also shows that income inequality varies across states, by gender, and by race, with Black incomes lagging behind White incomes in every state🌈 The article suggests that government redistribution has helped to mitigate, but not eliminate, the income disparities.πŸ’°Income inequality is a key challenge for the Pacific region, as it affects the economic and social well-being of its residents, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized groups. ⚖️By reducing income inequality, the Pacific region can enhance its economic growth, social cohesion, and political stability. Reducing income inequality can also support the region’s resilience to global challenges such as climate change, health crises, and digital divide.


#Income, #FRB, #WealthEquity#PacificFuture, #Fairness, #Opportunity, #Inclusion,#IMSPARK, 




Tuesday, December 12, 2023

πŸ“Ί IMSPARK... Honoring A Legendary Producer and a World War II HeroπŸ“Ί

 πŸ“Ί Imagine... Honoring A Legendary Producer and a World War II HeroπŸ“Ί

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

A world where people appreciate the contributions of our veterans and heroes like Norman Lear, not only to the entertainment industry, but also to the defense of freedom and democracy.

πŸ”— Link: 

Norman Lear, iconic TV and movie producer, dies at 101

πŸ“š Source: 

Joseph, E. (2023, December 6). Norman Lear, iconic TV and movie producer, dies at 101. CNN.

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 

Norman Lear was a visionary who revolutionized television with his groundbreaking sitcoms that tackled social and political issues. πŸ‘He was also a brave airman who flew 52 missions over Nazi-occupied Europe during World War II. 🌟He was a champion of civil rights, free speech,πŸ•Š️ and human dignity. He inspired generations of writers, producers, and activists with his creativity, courage, and humor.


#WWI,  #GreatestGenerations, #CivilRights,#Inclusion, #Diversity,#IMSPARK 

Saturday, December 2, 2023

πŸ›€️IMSPARK: Leveraging Military Experience for Organizational SuccessπŸ›€️

 πŸ›€️Imagine... Leveraging Military Experience for Organizational SuccessπŸ›€️


πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

A future where employers recognize and value the skills and competencies of military veterans, and provide them with opportunities to thrive and contribute to organizational goals.

πŸ”— Link: 

https://www.mckinsey.com/capabilities/people-and-organizational-performance/our-insights/a-military-veteran-knows-why-your-employees-are-leaving

πŸ“š Source: 

McKinsey & Company. (2023). A military veteran knows why your employees are leaving. 

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal: 

ThisπŸŽ–️article delves into the profound insights of a military veteran thriving as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. πŸ‘₯He sheds light on how his military journey cultivated invaluable skills and mindsets—like adaptability, resilience, and leadership—transcending military contexts to become assets in any organization.πŸ’Ό Exploring the challenges and opportunities for veterans transitioning to civilian careers, the veteran underscores the importance of employer support and the untapped potential of this remarkable talent pool. A powerful testament to the unique value military veterans bring to the workplace, this article advocates for fostering a culture of inclusion and appreciation for their service and skills. 🏒skills. 


#MilitaryVeterans,#OrganizationalSuccess,#Skills,#Inclusion,#IMSPARK,



Sunday, November 5, 2023

🏝️IMSPARK: Inclusive Data for Health in U.S. Island Areas🏝️

🏝️Imagine... Inclusive Data for Health in U.S. Island Areas🏝️


πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:  

Comprehensive data from all U.S. island areas are included in federal public health datasets, enabling informed policies and programs that address health disparities and improve health outcomes in these regions.

πŸ“š Source:

ASTHO. (2022). Bridge to Equity: Inclusive Data for Health in U.S. Island Areas.

πŸ”— Link:

Read the full report here

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

For the first time, comprehensive data from all U.S. island areas have found their way into federal public health datasets. πŸ“Š This significant step is reshaping the landscape of healthcare policy, πŸ₯as it will foster more informed decisions and initiatives in these often underserved regions. 🀝Discover how inclusive data 🌊are the bridge to health equity and a brighter future for U.S. island areas. U.S. island areas, despite their picturesque landscapes, often grapple with unique and, at times, severe healthcare disparities.


#Data,#Inclusion,#Reprsentation,#BridgingTheGap,#PacificIslands,#HealthEquity,#IMSPARK, 




Saturday, November 4, 2023

πŸ”€IMATRIX: Transforming OrganizationsπŸ”€

 

πŸ”€IMATRIX: Transforming OrganizationsπŸ”€

πŸ“š Source: 

Guggenberger, P., Maor, D., Park, M., & Simon, P. (2023, April 26). The State of Organizations 2023: Ten shifts transforming organizations.

πŸ”— Link: 

https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/mckinsey-live/webinars/the-state-of-organizations  

Shift Number

Shift Title

Example

Illustration of Real-World Implementation

1

Increasing speed, strengthening resilience

Rapidly adapting to changing market conditions

Swift response to shifting consumer demands

2

'True hybrid': The new balance of in-person and remote work

Implementing flexible work arrangements

Adoption of a hybrid work model for employees

3

Making way for applied AI

Integrating AI-powered tools for process optimization

Use of AI in predictive maintenance for machinery

4

New rules of attraction, retention, and attrition

Redesigning employee engagement strategies

Innovative employee benefits and retention programs

5

Closing the capability chasm

Developing in-house skills or partnering for needed expertise

Collaboration with universities for skill development

6

Walking the talent tightrope

Balancing workforce diversity and skill requirements

Diversity and upskilling initiatives

7

Leadership that is self-aware and inspiring

Fostering a positive organizational culture

Leadership development programs and inclusive culture

8

Making meaningful progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion

Advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives

Diversity-focused hiring and inclusion programs

9

Mental health: Investing in a portfolio of interventions

Providing employee mental health support programs

Comprehensive mental health support for employees

10

Efficiency reloaded

Streamlining operations and optimizing resource utilization

Lean manufacturing principles and supply chain optimization

#AI,#Shits,#Trends,#Gap,#hybrid,#Inclusion,#IMATRIX,

 


 

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

IMSPARK ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) - (VIDEO)



πŸ‘ͺ Welcome to IMSPARK! Explore the paradigm shift in Hawai'i's families with "ALICE Without Malice." πŸ‘ͺ (VIDEO)






πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:
Picture a Hawai'i where ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families break free from financial constraints, creating a brighter and more equitable future for all.

πŸ“š Source:
Dive into this enlightening episode based on a July 2023 article from Hawaii Business Magazine, exploring the struggles of Hawai'i's middle class and the nonprofits aiding their financial stability.


πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:
In a state notorious for its high cost of living and where 44% of residents struggle to meet basic needs, Hawai'i's ALICE population is forging innovative paths to overcome economic challenges. Witness stories of resilience, creativity, and community support as individuals defy the odds to achieve homeownership, entrepreneurs turn trash into treasures, and families navigate adversity to secure a better future. Even in paradise, living paycheck to paycheck can be daunting. Experience their journey through the impact of COVID-19, igniting their passion to advocate for systemic change, including affordable childcare, paid family leave, and higher minimum wages, all driven by the power of community solutions.



🌱 #ALICE #EconomicMobility #GenerationalPoverty #WealthEquity #InclusiveLiving #CostOfLiving #IMSPARK 🏑


Tuesday, October 17, 2023

πŸ’ͺ IMSPARK: Empowering Pacific Health: With Programs like Food is Medicine Initiative πŸ’ͺ

 πŸ’ͺ Imagine...Empowering Pacific Health: With Programs like Food is Medicine Initiative πŸ’ͺ



        πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Envision a future where every Pacific Islander, irrespective of income, can access nutritious food as easily as they would any medication, leading to improved health and reduced healthcare costs.

        πŸ“š Source:

The Rockefeller Foundation. (2023). Food is Medicine. The Rockefeller Foundation.

        πŸ”— Link: 

https://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/initiative/food-is-medicine/

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

The Rockefeller Foundation is pioneering a movement to integrate food and nutrition πŸ‘Ά into the healthcare systems of undernourished countries. 🌴 By doing so, they aim to combat diet-related diseases, lower healthcare costs, πŸ’° and enhance the overall well-being of Pacific Islanders. πŸ“£ Discover more about their Food is Medicine initiative, πŸ₯where food becomes a prescription for better health and a brighter future. 

#FoodSecurity,#Nutrition,#Inclusion,#FoodisMedicine,#PacificIslands,#IMSPARK, 


Saturday, September 30, 2023

🌐 IMSPARK: Advancing Pacific Economic Growth and Inclusion 🌐

 

🌐 Imagine Prosperity: Advancing Pacific Economic Growth and Inclusion 🌐



πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a future where the Pacific region elevates living standards for all its inhabitants, guided by sustainability principles. 🌊 A Pacific where every individual is empowered to meet their essential needs, fostering inclusive prosperity.

 

πŸ“š Source:

Madgavkar, Et al., (2023, August 25). From Poverty to Empowerment: Raising the Bar for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth.

πŸ”— Link:

McKinsey Global Institute

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

In the vast expanse of the Pacific, transformation is brewing. McKinsey Global Institute's research report, "From Poverty to Empowerment: Raising the Bar for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth," explores a journey envisioning shared prosperity that could impact Pacific island nations. 🌏 This research delves into the intricate relationship between economic growth, inclusion, and sustainability in the Pacific. πŸ’° It challenges us to imagine a Pacific where every individual can meet essential needs and embark on a journey towards empowerment. πŸ›£️ By 2030, this roadmap envisions a Pacific where empowerment and sustainability go hand in hand, shaping the next generation's destiny. 🌱 The research quantifies the empowerment gap and the net-zero investment gap, exploring scenarios to bridge them.

#EconomicDevelopment,,#CBED,#Inclusion,#PacificIslands,#net-zero,#IMSPARK, #McKinseyGlobalInstitute,

πŸ₯ IMSPARK.: a Thriving Pacific: Navigating the Future of CareπŸ₯

πŸ₯ Imagine... a Thriving Pacific: Navigating the Future of CareπŸ₯   πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:   A Pacific community where every individual, rega...