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Adapting to new gender pronouns at work

A few weeks ago I reported here that you can now identify yourself on your LinkedIn profile with preferred gender pronouns.

Many do. Some people have told me they are on the proverbial fence.

Even if you have not decided to specify your preferred pronouns, you need to be sensitive to others’ preferences.

Especially in the workplace.

Moreso when you enter others’ workplaces.

Yes, we are free to move around now and visits to clients and vendors are more acceptable. You are responsible for how you address others, especially when you are a guest.

This article from the Harvard Business Review will definitely help you visualize possible situations and be better prepared to address them, with the right pronoun usage, of course.

Be sensitive and accepting of others, especially how you speak of them, between the nouns and the verbs. Between the lines.

Among all of us.