by Dan Harris
Originally published: June 6, 2017
“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” - Maya Angelou
Angelou’s words continue to ring true, but today they go beyond the household and into the workplace. Just as parents should teach their children about diversity, company leaders should instill the importance of an inclusive workforce. However, parents have a strong advantage over companies when teaching crucial life lessons: innate trust.
Children are naturally wired to trust their parents, but the same isn’t true for most employee-leader relationships. This causes a major struggle for leaders because trust and inclusion go hand-in-hand when building a positive workplace culture.