Most of us spend most of our daily time in our offices. Hence it is essential that the climate of the organization is such that an employee feels enriched. The organizational culture, the energy an employee feels makes him/her engaged with the organization. Hence an atmosphere where the employee feels unvalued, misunderstood, unsafe would result in dissatisfaction and unproductivity.
A diverse workplace is one which employs individuals irrespective of their age, gender, religion, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic class etc. Every individuals has their own set of strengths, competencies and experiences.
Everyone needs and deserved a respectful, collaborative and encouraging workplace.
An inclusive organizations is the one which respects each individual’s diversity and leverages those strengths and unique traits to create an enabling and enriching work environment. Inclusion means not only respecting and valuing individuals but also involving them in decision making and key projects. Effective inclusion will bring a sense of belonginess among employees for the organization.
The benefits of diversity can be achieved only when we respect and value each individual irrespective of their background.
Diversity and Inclusion are unique and inter-related concepts.
Diversity will enable you to have workforce numbers who are diverse in race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, culture, disability, etc. However the true value to those numbers is enabled by inclusion.
In conclusion ,diversity is the mix of people you have and inclusion is what you do with the people you have. So diversity is futile without inclusion.