Lynda Silsbee

Lynda Silsbee

Lynda Silsbee, B.A., specializes in human performance improvement, leadership and team development, performance management systems, and process improvement. Her diverse industry experience includes 21 years working with companies like Nordstrom, Genie Industries, and Vulcan Northwest.

Lynda is on the board of the Society of Human Resource Management--Seattle, is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, and serves as an adjunct faculty member of Seattle Pacific University in the Human Performance Improvement program. She is a gifted and natural human developer who keeps an eye on the strategic mission of her clients, while empathizing with employee needs.

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Diversity Means More Than Just Numbers

Ask managers if their work force is diverse, and they’ll usually respond by discussing statistics. They may share with you how many women and minorities are in management roles and may even tell you that these individuals have a “seat at the table.” 

But numbers alone don’t tell the story. Diversity is no longer just about race and gender. It’s about providing a climate in which all employees, regardless of background and beliefs, know their contributions are valued. It also now encompasses vendors, suppliers and business partners. Embracing differences and inclusiveness is the name of the game. So even if your statistics are good, a diversity program makes business sense. And if your numbers aren’t good, a program is essential to your company’s continued success.

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