5 Tips to Create an Inclusive Workplace

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1. Know your workforce

2. Encourage diversity

Inclusive workplaces enable everyone to bring their best authentic selves to work. Meryl Evans CPACC, a leading voice in disability advocacy, describes the difference: “What makes a good inclusive workplace is that employees have all the tools to thrive in their careers. Diversity is bringing in people. But it doesn’t mean they have the tools and support to thrive. True inclusion does,” Meryl Evans.

3. Encourage employees to disclose their difference

4. Make reasonable adjustments at work

5. Embrace cultural change

A report by Deloitte said, “Diverse teams are absolutely important, but inclusion unleashes the power of diversity, fostering an organisational culture where everyone feels comfortable speaking up and being themselves. Today’s workforce is looking for organisations to go beyond addressing how inclusion looks but also addressing how inclusion feels.”