Kent Johnson – Welcoming Faith Diversity in the Workplace
Companies are increasingly intrigued or concerned about the growing emphasis on religious diversity at work. Increasingly, company leaders are realizing that, for many employees, it is their faith, more than any other single factor, that defines their core identity. When corporate culture constrains them from referring to their faith at work, they feel devalued, and forced “under cover.” They feel they can’t “be themselves.” They can become alienated from their work. Yet, many business leaders have no idea how to approach the topic of faith and belief in the workplace. They wonder: What are the best practices in this area? What are pitfalls to avoid? What can/should be done? We at the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation we have been working for years with companies that are trailblazers in religious diversity. We can report that there is a better way. Join us to learn more!
Kent Johnson, J.D., recently retired from his role as a Senior Counsel at Texas Instruments Incorporated and now serves as Senior Corporate Advisor for the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF).