Under Hair’s leadership, the regional sports network boasts record profitability. He also oversaw the Boston-area launch of the NBC Sports Group’s “MyTeams” app in October 2018. Like many other NBCU execs, Hair is a vocal advocate of the company’s employee resource groups—support networks that promote inclusion, awareness and respect in the workplace. “These groups are a great opportunity for employees across the organization to embrace our diverse culture,” he says. And where on TV does he see this spirit of diversity embodied most successfully? Hair points to NBC drama “This Is Us,” and its diverse cast and story lines.

Can you share a successful diversity program at your company or one you’ve observed at another company or organization?
Our company offers employee resource groups, which serve as unique support networks for employees to further promote an enterprise-wide culture of inclusion, awareness, and respect within the workplace. These groups are a great opportunity for employees across the organization to embrace our diverse culture.

What questions is the industry not yet asking in its efforts to be more diverse and inclusive that it should be?
The industry should make an effort to continue finding more diverse candidates for Management roles. With more diverse candidates in Management positions, there will be more influence on organizations and the overall industry to better the effort to be diverse and inclusive.

Which current television shows best embrace diversity?
“This Is Us”

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