Diversity, inclusion, and belonging can mean many things to different people inside a company. It's important to define these terms and explain why all of these concepts are important inside a company. This video helps you to define diversity, inclusion, and belonging, and why belonging is vital to the diversity and inclusion equation to unlocking one's super powers.
- I'm calling dibs on diversity, inclusion and belonging. All three are essential, they're necessary, but without the other they're insufficient. And so diversity's a fact, it's everything that makes you and I unique, the seen and the unseen. But if you actually think in totality what makes up each and every one of us, we cannot separate those aspects when we walk into a door. So I'm a mom, I'm a sister. I'm dyslexic, so I have a learning-process challenge, I'll say. I come from a big family, I'm Catholic, I'm this, I'm that. Diversity is all those elements. I'm left-handed, scissors bother me, like working in a right-handed world is a challenge. And so how you show up, who you are, that is the diversity. The inclusion part is the action of creating fairness, hopefully. It is the active of including you to the dance, it's the act of hiring and trying to put in fair practices at work. Inclusion are our attempts to welcome and acknowledge what makes us diverse and make it a welcoming workplace, a fair workplace, creating opportunity across every moment that matters. We still haven't gotten that part right, but I know that if people think about those moments that matter, then inclusive behaviors start happening, how we coach our leaders, how we lean in to looking culture add not fit, opening up our aperture for differences, looking for the add not the same. That's inclusion but only, and I mean this, only when you have that sense of belonging in your heart that you are part of a community, that you can be uniquely you, is when you unlock the power of DIBs. And belonging is a human need, it is genetically wired in each and every one of us. We're compelled to belong, and we're actually compelled to belong in our unique way. And that compelling need to belong has a light side, meaning unlocking my authentic self and be leaning in and having high engagement. And there's a shadow of belonging where if I feel in threat I will cloak, I will pretend to be something I'm not so I fit in. So belonging is an inherent need, and doing it and navigating this gracefully at work is what is the imperative.
- Determine what prevents a company from being equitable.
- Explain the importance of storytelling.
- Construct how an interview process should work that would enable you to hire diverse talent.
- Describe the purpose of listening to employees.
- Determine the factors for choosing DIBs role models in a company.