Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Employers that value a truly, healthy cultural environment in their company and are seeking to maintain high morale among workers, must keep their workers engaged. This is especially important in times of political or social disturbances/distress. Companies will benefit greatly from the following 3 recommendations:
Acknowledge current events and potential areas of concern prevailing in the community at large through regular, precisely expressed communication to workers.
Ensure differences are accepted, even celebrated and employees feel safe psychologically to be their authentic selves at work through an intentional culture of inclusion.
Re-affirm commitment to the company’s values and to all workers by equipping managers to efficiently address issues of diversity and inclusivity.
Embracing the richness of a diverse workforce and ensuring inclusivity leads to a harmonious environment in which a shared vision to achieve goals, growth, profitability, community enrichment, and overall success can be realized corporately and individually.