My PhD finished last year... but then it had to be finalized. (My God, that was a long winded process.)
Now to waiting for the graduation.
And gathering information for my media organization ('Life Cycle Media').
My CD/DVD art work is innovative. I've had a dozen different art exhibitions. The Arts Council define me as an 'emerging artist'.
My art pieces 'Holly Sparkles' ('2010', '2012' and '10') are seen as iconic.
Any of these CD/DVD art pieces:
- Are noticeable due to the constantly changing colors in them -
- Support environmentalism because they re-use 'waste' digital products.
- Show ever-changing rainbow colors - signs for Diversity awareness.
- Involve artists from various discriminated identities.
- Give inspirations for children and adults.
- Enable sight impaired people to enjoy them by tracing their hands over the 3D shapes.
Being environmentally and ethically aware is essential in this business world.
I've just read an email entitled "Our climate can't wait". It's from the campaigning group Avaaz.
It mentions Ed Davey, a Liberal Democrat MP, who is the Secretary of State for Climate Change. He's wanting a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. He's been campaigning for other nations make similar actions. Apparently he's opposing people in other UK government departments who doubt climate change.
But doubting is ever harder with so many facts about climate change:
- Fiona Harvey, from the Guardian website, wrote "Climate change 'making extreme rainfall in England more likely'".
- Ton Bawden, from the Independent website, wrote "Tories’ scepticism about climate change melts after winter floods – in their constituencies".
- Eric Rignot, from the Observer website, wrote about NASA investigations in his article called "Global warming: it's a point of no return in West Antarctica. What happens next?"
Yeah, what happens next? It's not just climate change we've got to think about in successful businesses.
I read on an email from 'SmartBrief on Leadership':
- Building an exceptional corporate culture is the only way to get a lasting edge over your rivals, says Brett Wilson, CEO of TubeMogul. "Culture and people are everything," he says. "Nothing else matters, and our ability to stay ahead is a function of having the best people and moving faster than our competitors."
And that means being ethical. Being adaptable. Having flexible leaders.
It includes knowing the legal issues around the Equality Act (2010), Public Services (Social Value) Act and other areas.
A Diverse workforce is a more adaptable and therefore a more profitable one. As Wilson says a good culture is everything...
I've been writing about this in my PhD. I know many companies still have problems around workforce diversity. Several universities have to be aware of these areas too ('REF2014'). Some still have a long way to go to catch up. In my PhD, I've written about some negative impacts from that.
Yeah, I know about outcomes and impacts...
This includes problems in some emergency services groups. I'm involved in training some services.
Matthew Jenkins in the Guardian website wrote about issues of transgender in the workplace. He wrote "while employers are making "great strides" in terms of lesbian, gay and bisexual equality, they are lagging behind providing for transgender staff".
You know what? So's the Government. In many areas of Diversity. But let's be ahead of the game before they catch up. After all it's about "moving faster than our competitors".
Everything seems to change... just like the rain...
My Diverse work is prophetic...