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What’s one way to manage your team of diverse people? Create an open and understanding dialogue.
How We Promote Disability Inclusion Dialogue
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On screen: Tiny drawings of people appear on a white background. Together, they form an ampersand sign.
Text on screen: Disability Dialogue. JPMorgan Chase & Company.
On screen: A woman in a pastel blue blouse wears her long hair over one shoulder.
Text on screen: Talisa Legon, Business Controls Officer, JPMorgan.
Talisa Legon: I think chairing a committee with a large audience, I do face a challenge quite a lot with my day, in my daily role.
On screen: Colleagues gather around a conference table. Three women meet at a work station. Others meet in a large office overlooking the city.
Talisa Legon: So what I have to do sometimes is ask an individual, can you please clarify that point? And sometimes I do disclose my disability and then that makes the person's reaction very understanding.
On screen: A man uses a mobility cane. A woman takes notes as she talks on the phone.
Talisa Legon: One of the things new hires need to remember is that they weren't hired based on their disability, they were hired based on their talent. And their manager has hired them having faith in that person that they can do the job successfully. But I think a lot of it is a 50/50 partnership with your manager.
On screen: A man consults with co-workers at their desks. A woman points to a smartphone screen. Others chat at their workstations. A woman uses a large monitor with a magnified screen.
Talisa Legon: When you come to the firm, you know that you can do this job but you may just require certain adjustments. So I think it's important for that new hire to go to the manager and say, these are some of the tools that I require to do my job successfully. And also to educate their manager about the disability and say, these are some of the challenges I may face, um, I may require more time off for appointments.
On screen: A woman joins her coworkers in a hall. One woman signs to another.
Talisa Legon: Because I think if you encourage an open, inclusive environment, that also makes your new hire come to you with any challenges.
Talisa Legon: One of the good things is at J.P.Morgan we have such inclusive, good cultural environment across J.P.Morgan. In five year's time, I really do see myself perhaps leading a team and also working on another continent, as well. Um, so regardless of whether I have a disability I'm quite an ambitious person and I love the culture here at J.P. Morgan.
On screen: A pair walk together in a hall. A woman gestures at a meeting. Our view sweeps past a tall CHASE building with a glass atrium. Another Chase building features a contemporary, red brick turret.
Text on screen: Words appear: JPMorgan Chase and Company.
Text on screen: Learn more at jpmorgan.com/diversity
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