Want to better understand what role bias plays in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Training?
Bias. It sure has gotten a lot of attention within the workplace as of late. But do you really understand it?
Complete this short form to receive immediate access to a powerful primer that defines and highlights the impact of bias on those around us.
The more we know and understand about bias, the bigger the positive impact we can make on others, ourselves and our organization!
Embracing the Power of Inclusion
As organizations, customers and suppliers have become more diverse, employees need to be able to engage and work through differences... productively and respectfully.
Come on now... I'm not racist
We often don’t recognize when and how racial bias is expressed in our day-to-day interactions. These things may not be intended as racist... yet they can come across that way.
How to Cultivate Belonging in the Organization?
Belonging is that feeling of security and support - a sense of inclusion and acceptance within a group. It’s when an individual can bring their authentic self to work. By creating genuine feelings of belonging for all, an organization improves both engagement and performance.
In today's increasingly diverse workplace, it's more important than ever for organizations to cultivate a culture of belonging. That’s a place in which all employees feel included, respected, and valued, regardless of their race, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, or any other personal characteristic.
When employees feel like they belong, they are more likely to be engaged, motivated, and committed to their work, which benefits our organization as a whole.
Here are a few ideas and strategies that you can use to cultivate a culture of belonging in our organization.
- Foster open communication & active listening. Creating an environment where employees feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and concerns will go a long way in creating a culture of belonging. This includes actively listening to employees and valuing their opinions, feedback, and ideas. Open communication can also help to build trust and strengthen relationships among colleagues.
- Embrace diversity & promote inclusivity. A culture of belonging must be one that is diverse and inclusive. This involves actively recruiting and hiring a diverse workforce, creating policies and practices that promote inclusion, and providing training to all employees to increase their awareness and understanding of different cultures and backgrounds.
- Encourage collaboration & teamwork. Both often foster a sense of camaraderie and mutual support among colleagues - leading to the development of strong relationships and a sense of community within the workplace.
- Recognize & celebrate achievements. Recognizing and celebrating accomplishments are an important part of building a culture of belonging. This can include celebrating individual and team achievements, as well as recognizing employees for their hard work and contributions to a project or the organization as a whole.
- Provide opportunities for personal & professional growth. This can help increase an employee's sense of belonging within the organization. This includes providing training and development programs, mentorship opportunities, and opportunities for employees to take on new challenges and responsibilities.
- Promote a sense of belonging outside of work. Create opportunities for employees to connect outside of work. This can include organizing team-building activities, volunteering events, or social gatherings.
Sollah Can Help!
We have the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) tools necessary to maximize your workforce for today and beyond. Interactive eLearning, facilitation guides, discussion cards, how-to books, and video situations... are ready to tackle the tough diversity dynamics we each face in the workplace.
As organizations (and those they serve) become increasingly diverse, it's important for employees to be able to engage and work through differences in a positive manner that supports productivity, teamwork and customer satisfaction. This program addresses the “respect and inclusion” component of diversity – from the employee’s perspective. Topics include: bias, cultural competence, gender identity, rumors & gossip, joking and improper expressions.
Everyone wants to feel they’ve been heard and taken seriously about what’s important to them, right? That’s one way to describe inclusion. Inclusion is the feeling that we’re part of a team or organization. That we’re respected. Inclusion is a tool… a strategy or an approach. It exists when we create a culture that makes a space for everybody to be present and to participate and contribute – feeling valued.
We all know the importance of diversity. In order to leverage your organization’s diversity, you must create an environment where all voices can be heard and valued. That’s the basis of equity and inclusion… and it’s everyone’s responsibility. Difficult diversity dynamics will happen… but you can make your workplace more caring, engaging, and respectful when you put equity and inclusion in action!
Each generation brings its own unique work styles and expectations to the workplace, based on common experiences many of them share. Generational influences - like parenting styles, the pandemic, war, the economy, global impacts, popular culture and other defining moments or events - contribute to generational characteristics that are brought into the workplace. To have an inclusive workplace, you have to be intentional and willing to listen to others, gain perspectives, and make adjustments, with the ultimate goal of staying connected… across generations.
POWERFUL DIVERSITY TRAINING SOLUTIONS THAT WORK!
- Easy-to-Implement Instructional Design
Sollah takes the work out of creating effective workshops.
- Realistic Video Scenarios
Dramatic workplace situations that create real learning moments.
- Tackle the Tough Topics
Training tools that ease the hard-to-start conversations.
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