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5 Ways to Foster an Inclusive Work Environment

Creating a company culture of acceptance and inclusion is a key component for moving a business forward on a positive path of grow. When …

Creating a company culture of acceptance and inclusion is a key component for moving a business forward on a positive path of grow. When employees feel like their voice is valued and they are able to make meaningful contributions to the success of the company, they are going to find more satisfaction in the work they do as well as the company for which they do it.

 

Bring new faces into brainstorming

Sometimes your meetings can become echo chambers for the same ideas. It’s easy to just get the same team together every time to come up with ideas; but including others outside of your team can be very inciteful. This also allows you to spend time with people in your office that you may not see or talk to on a day-to-day basis.

 

Check in with people

While feedback is important, there is also room for building trust between managers and employees. Be sure to be open to people being honest about their needs and discussing challenges that they are facing in the workplace.

 

Change who runs your meetings

The person in charge does not always have to be the person up front. Be sure to let other people run the meetings. It changes the dynamics in the room and lets other people talk who may not feel comfortable otherwise.

 

Change who runs your meetings

The person in charge does not always have to be the person up front. Be sure to let other people run the meetings. It changes the dynamics in the room and lets other people talk who may not feel comfortable otherwise.

 

Create events to get people together

While larger events such as Christmas or Halloween parties are always fun, they do not happen very often. Go out to lunch as a team, or have everyone bring in a dish for a company or department potluck. Team-building exercises are also a great way for people to feel included and get to know others.

 

Talk about yourself

Aside from work, be sure to share about yourself with your co-workers. Get to know what others like to do outside of work.

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