Leading organizations have long recognized the moral and business imperative of having a diverse workforce of women, people of color, those with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ individuals. According to McKinsey, diversity is a source of competitive advantage and a key enabler of growth, and businesses that leverage the unique qualities of a diverse workforce are more likely to outperform those that don’t.
A diverse workforce alone, however, does not automatically yield better results. To effectively harness diversity to unlock innovation, increase profitability, and drive long-term growth, inclusion is needed.
Inclusion is about creating an environment where everyone feels valued and heard and where anyone with capability to excel can do so. A Gallup study found employees in an inclusive environment are more engaged, demonstrate higher advocacy for their organizations, and have a greater intent to stay.
Effective collaboration and people management requires inclusive behavior, so with the help of Real Biz Shorts, here are six best practices to help you support diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
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