You may have tried everything to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in your workplace, but what actually works? One answer is investing in and nurturing a coaching culture.
Inclusivity means more than building a workforce that is representative of multiple backgrounds, ideas and cultures. It involves the extent to which employees feel valued.
We all know that diversity is important, but without inclusion and belonging, your organization won’t maximize the benefits that diversity brings.
The current state of affairs in our country and the wider world has led to a heightened awareness of our differences and how they are treated in the workplace.
Of course, diverse recruitment and representation are critical steps when establishing an inclusive business, but they are not the only requirements. Inclusive businesses see past the differences and focus on creating a true sense of belonging.
Businesses that invest in D&I training open their doors to more people; minimize harm and discomfort within their walls; and make their organization a better, more welcoming place for their employees.
Executives are eager to tout their understanding that diversity drives innovation. But that’s just step 1. While hiring a diverse workforce is critical, the key to lasting results is creating a culture where people of all backgrounds feel included.