An inclusive workplace can expand your pool of potential employees, help with retention, and offer richer, multi-perspective workplace collaborations and decision-making.
Diversity relates to many aspects: gender, age, culture, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, history of substance abuse disorder or other diseases, etc. Inclusivity is about more than diversifying your workforce; an inclusive workplace embraces diversity in every aspect of the organization.
Ask why diversity is important for your company – the answer can provide a foundation for all you do to ensure diversity and inclusivity throughout your organization.
- Create a mission statement which incorporates a culture that values diversity.
- Establish clear policies on non-discrimination.
- Set realistic goals and evaluate your progress on a regular basis.
- Identify obstacles to diversity.