How to cultivate an Inclusive culture?
Research shows that diversity and inclusion don’t always go together. Building an inclusive culture is a challenge even for the most diverse organizations.
Diversity is about overcoming bias. However, inclusion demands a culture that insists on equality in opportunities, openness of the working environment and a sense of belonging.
Of these, equality is prominently visible in inclusive organizations. The opportunities these organizations provide are fair and transparent.
Here is what to look for: Strict policies to handle discrimination and bullying, a welcoming working environment, appreciation for constructive feedback.
When an organization offers equal chances of growth to all its employees and enjoys a conducive culture, the employees and managers feel connected to their diverse teams and the organization.
Diversity brings flavor to an organization, and inclusion ensures that the flavor is enjoyed to its fullest potential.