New Study on the Power of Being Out at Work

Aug 23, 2011

It may seem that being 'out' is typical for people in the performing arts, but this is not always the case. People exit the closet at different points in their lives. Staff members, who are generally out, may be closeted around Board members, and GLBT Board members may not feel comfortable being out around the Board table. Plus, while the culture of many organizations is GLBT friendly, the policies may not be. So, it is important to keep up to date on issues surrounding job satisfaction of GLBT professionals.

"New Study on the Power of Being Out at Work"
Echelon Magazine


The Power of Out, a new study by the Center for Work-Life Policy, featured in the July/August issue of the Harvard Business Review, quantifies the loss to individuals and to the bottom line when organizations fail to create a workplace hospitable to their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. The data, based on a survey of 2,952 respondents, show the consequences when LGBT employees are forced to keep their lives and loved ones a secret from colleagues. More...