An inclusive workplace is one where people with all kinds of differences and disabilities feel welcome and valued for their contributions. It’s a place where people with disabilities — both visible and invisible disabilities — have the same opportunities for advancement as their co-workers.
On a very basic level, what can we do to foster an inclusive workplace?
Of course the first steps would be to educate, to listen, to provide resources and to communicate, but what if your organisation doesn’t exemplify an inclusive work culture?
We all have our part to play when it comes to creating an inclusive environment, if the initiative doesn’t already exist push for it by starting small. If you can set an example through your team culture, and speaking up about the importance of focusing on an inclusive workplace throughout the organisation, you’re making a difference.
Here’s how you as a leader can cultivate inclusivity within your team:
An inclusive workplace is not an option, it’s a must. As leaders we speak on behalf of our people and therefor we must speak up the loudest when it comes to this matter.
Written By Sahar Habib