Zaheera Soomar shares an article that uses the game of monopoly to illustrate how the effects of inequality endure and impact the players.
I attended a racial equity workshop this weekend and this example was shared with me.. which I thought was hugely powerful! I have always spoken out about race, gender, discrimination and fairness but its always been deeply personal and subjective – how can it not! I am a Muslim woman of colour, born in South Africa (a country built on apartheid and still suffering the consequences of racism), with strong traditional Indian heritage and culture, wears a hijab because of my religion and has very strong principles and values that guide my decisions. Its always subjective. And because of that – it can come across very strongly. I have been trying to find different ways to talk about this without making it personal. This example gave me just that – and I wanted to share it!
A simple game of monopoly….
A US professor teaching racial justice talks to her class about white privilege, power, affirmative action and how it’s being implemented to correct racism in this world, and specifically in the US.
Points in this article include:
- Impact of the game
- Reflections of the students
- Recommendations from the students
Read the full article, When the rules are fair, but the game isn’t…., on LinkedIn.
Umbrex is pleased to welcome Amit Bhagat. Amit Bhagat brings together a combination of corporate and consulting experience. In the corporate world, he was General Manager of a $300M business unit of a public consumer goods company. In addition, he was Head of Strategy and M&A. Within his portfolio of responsibility, Amit led teams in each of corporate strategy; M&A and post-merger integration, business insights and analytics; and transformation. In the consulting world, Amit was Managing Director at PwC Strategy& focusing largely on M&A related engagements – post-merger integration planning and execution as well as post-merger growth strategy. Amit is based in Toronto.
David Burnie’s company blog provides a plan for post-merger integration to help ensure a smoother process.
A post-merger integration or PMI is what happens following a merger or acquisition. PMIs are the complex process of combining and rearranging the merged businesses to find efficiencies and create synergies.
Points included in the article:
1: What makes a good PMI plan?
2: An example PMI plan
3: Common mistakes in a Post Merger Integration plan
Read the full copy of the Post Merger Integration Plan from the Post Merger Integration Knowledge Hub on The Burnie Group’s website.