Fostering Inclusion in the Workplace. Why Do We Want an Inclusive Environment?. Who is Included? Everyone!. Components of an Inclusive Environment. Individuals are treated with dignity and respect Valued for their similarities and differences
Fostering Inclusion in the Workplace
When you are invited to participate in meetings?
When coworkers involve you in their activities?
When employees understand your personal interests, religion, and beliefs?
When personal matters such as health concerns or child concerns are acknowledged?
Strong positive communication
Be culturally aware and actively listen
Separate people from stereotypes
See cultural differences as assets
Focusing on attracting the best talent, not on other factors
Partner newer employees with those who have been around for a while
Offer benefits and perks accessible to all
Possibility of using a sign language interpreter
Become a learner
Ask diplomatic appropriate questions
Train supervisors on coaching strategies to encourage the development of their employee
Create events that foster conversation
Cultural Potluck Dinner
Explore the world
Try different cuisines, other forms of entertainment, different cultures
Invite colleagues to dinner, concerts, movies
Set up events where everyone is invited
Embrace others despite their differences
Look for ways to learn from others
Don’t be afraid to branch out!
What are you doing for the Christmas?
What are your kids doing for the summer?
When picking a restaurant for a business lunch, what restaurant should you pick?
Abercrombie & Fitch
Paid $50 million to settle a lawsuit accusing the company of race discrimination
Pioneered the concept of inclusion in the workplace
Diversity = Inclusion + Equity + Accessibility
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