Build an inclusive workplace
Let’s start with some stats!
47% – Increased likelihood of employees staying with an organization if it’s inclusive Build an inclusive workplace
90% – Likelihood of an employee going out of their way to help a colleague if they work in an inclusive environment
7x – increased likelihood of employees saying their organization is high performing if it’s inclusive
These numbers are staggering. Inclusivity in the workplace is more important than ever. We know that 70% of people prefer some sort of hybrid work, and that number is 15% higher for minority groups such as LGBTQIA+ individuals and people with disabilities. But how do we as managers ensure our employees feel inclusive? More importantly, How do we build an inclusive workplace? It isn’t an easy thing to do.
A McKinsey study said this on the subject: “Improving diversity and representation in a sustainable way is difficult without inclusion—embracing, supporting, and enabling employees to make meaningful contributions. Without an inclusive environment, even an organization with a diverse employee population will probably struggle to improve its long-term performance. The widespread adoption of hybrid work has complicated the struggle to build and maintain such cultures.”
Luckily they did the hard lifting on this. Their study showed a clear consensus across all demographic groups on which inclusion practices they felt were the most important.
What we need to build an inclusive workplace:
– Work–life support: demonstrating appreciation for employees’ non-work demands, responsibilities, and interests
– Mutual respect: showing genuine concern for the well-being of all employees, and a commitment by employees to treat one another fairly and respectfully.
– Team building: working to foster trust, collaboration, and healthy conflict among team members
Team building is where Teamraderie comes into play. It’s important that everyone feels welcome during team events to ensure that employees bond and connect with each other. Large, off-site events aren’t enough to keep teams engaged and connected, which is why Teamraderie specializes in the Something In Between – the purposeful, 45-minute experiences your team can do every 2-3 months where employees learn about each other in a fun and engaging way, leading to enhanced engagement and stronger feelings of inclusivity. Build an inclusive workplace