Difference can be challenging, but building up the diversity of your workforce is critical to business success and even profitability. I believe growing a culture of trust and inclusion will create a more diverse and inclusive place, empowering staff to solve the biggest problems your business faces today.
But how do we drive diversity and inclusivity through our businesses?
When I found myself asking this exact question, I came across this article by IDG (International Data Group).
A couple of things really stood out to me; empathetic leadership is key and a top-down approach isn’t enough!
'Diversity and inclusion are often treated as a single initiative owned exclusively by HR. But for real change to happen, every individual leader needs to buy into the value of belonging.'
'Top-down approaches drive compliance, not commitment.'
This got me thinking about how many organisations really have a diverse and inclusive culture and how many just drive compliance.
Does your organisation really live and breath the culture it portrays?