Originally published: June 12, 2017
Diversity is inherent in today’s workplaces. Inclusion, however, is not something that happens by chance. It has to be consciously cultivated and reinforced so it can become part of the workplace culture.
So how can leaders go about promoting inclusion throughout an organisation? Leaders need to walk the talk by consciously cultivating and reinforcing an inclusive workplace culture so as to encourage others to emulate their behaviour.
This is known as role modelling, one of the most powerful and cost-effective tools that leaders can use to promote inclusion.