According to Mental Health America and The Faas Foundation, only 19% of Americans are happy in the workplace. In addition to feeling unappreciated and voiceless, they find it difficult to navigate challenging situations and carve a path toward advancement. This is particularly true for women, while race and culture also play a role.
The following percentages of workers in the United States do not feel that their workplace is a conducive environment for conversations about race and culture:
– 38% of Black workers
– 36% of Asian workers
– 28% of Latino workers
– 28% of White workers
Worker dissatisfaction is a global issue. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) finds that in the UK alone, Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Group workers are significantly more likely than their White British counterparts to say they need to change aspects of their behavior to fit in. This is especially true for those of Indian, Pakistani, or Bangladeshi backgrounds.