As a leader, I can attest to the truth of this statement, and it’s why I strive to create a working environment where people can be their authentic selves and do their best work. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we communicate culture daily through our actions, and an organization’s leaders have an enormous impact on creating a welcoming, inclusive environment.
Why do we all hear so much about inclusion and diversity in business these days? Because companies realize they need to reflect the customers they serve – it’s essential for growth and survival. And employees want to work in diverse, inclusive environments where inclusivity is a company priority. We also know that diverse and inclusive companies capture more market share, so it impacts the bottom line.