About The Lindsay Group an organizational development consultant firm

Founded by Preston Lindsay, a native son of Camden, NJ, The Lindsay Group is a black owned, organizational development firm- mission oriented to strengthen organizations by partnering with industry leaders to further define vision and develop sustainable plans for long term organizational success. The Lindsay Group prides itself on being a valuable partner of organizations of all types and sizes but we are passionate about working with small businesses, nonprofits and startups. With a commitment to the partnership oriented approach, we ensure that our work is consistently attentive, inclusive, and supportive of the clients we serve. The right strategy paired with a genuine spirit of partnership, we develop stronger organizations.

Our Intention

We are committed to dismantling institutionalized racism by helping organizations to become more strategically multicultural and antiracist. As practitioners of multicultural and antiracist organization development and change management, our purpose is to facilitate strategic change for mission driven organizations that recognize a need to evolve into a more operationally efficient, multicultural, and antiracist organizations.

Our Commitment

Multicultural organizational development addresses issues of bias, discrimination, and social divisions that impact health care and workplace interactions. MCOD starts with the assumption that oppression is institutionalized, systemic, and entrenched in public and private organizations. The separation of diversity and equity is characterized as “akin to trying to cure cancer solely by adopting sound nutritional practices”(Jackson and Hardiman, 1994:252). A key characteristic of MCOD is its focus on structural power or oppression. MCOD involves questioning, and if necessary, dismantling existing patterns of power within the organization

The most successful and genuine multicultural initiatives occur when participants are willing and active participants. Resistance is a characteristic of any major organizational change effort and a major reason why organizational change efforts fail

Multicultural organizational development stresses the importance of valuing differences, including cultural strengths, experiences, and ways of knowing and understanding reality.

Multicultural organizational change is a human activity, which requires that people change as they change their organizational environments. It requires new ways of thinking and interacting with others.

 

Diversity is broadly defined to include multiple differences so that everyone belongs to and has ownership in the process (Hyde 2003). These differences include social categories such as race, ethnicity, class, gender, nationality, culture, sexual orientation, religion, age, and mental and physical ability, as well as differences in beliefs and personality styles.

The success of multicultural initiatives is influenced by a variety of factors in organizations and their broader institutional and social contexts. Some of those factors are driving forces, which can be utilized to move the initiative forward.

Leadership development is crucial because leaders (both formal and informal) are responsible for guiding the organization to a new vision