[S1 E9]: Stories From the Trenches: Putting the Puzzle Together

In this episode, I conclude the Gloria and Archie saga by not only answering the four specific questions posed (the four separate concerns Gloria identified), but I also focus on how to eliminate bias from next steps, and guide listeners through a framework on how to get things back on track after an investigation.

Specifically, Patti takes us through:

What other work was accomplished to reach a conclusion

  • Who else to interview?
  • Review documents and documentation.
  • And, in some cases (not with this investigation), site visits and gather outside information.

From here, we can start answering the critical questions:

  • How do I analyze and dissect that information?
  • How do I determine credibility?
  • How do I reach a reasonable conclusion?

Remember, the investigator won’t reach a conclusion about whether Archie is racist. An investigator’s job is to discover the truth as it relates to the factual allegations.

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Meet Your Host: Patti Perez

Patti Perez is founder and CEO of PersuasionPoint, a modern-day consulting firm dedicated to teaching leaders and teams how to create and sustain healthy, equitable and inclusive workplace cultures. Patti is the best-selling, award-winning author of The Drama-Free Workplace (Wiley 2019), and draws from the book’s themes to provide practical, authentic, and action-oriented solutions to help companies achieve true diversity and equity, and to create environments of belonging and inclusion.

Patti provides services specifically tailored to address law firms’ struggles with recruiting, retaining, promoting and fully valuing diverse attorneys – including consulting, leadership training, and boot camps for diverse attorneys who are emerging leaders.

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