National Inclusion Week 2021 will be held from 27th September to 3rd October.
We want as many organisations and people in Gainsborough and West Lindsey to be aware of the #NationalInclusionWeek2021.
How can we clearly understand the differences between Equality, Diversity and Inclusion?
Equality is about the fair treatment of everyone and often linked to the legislative framework in the UK, The Equality Act 2010.
Diversity is the mix of people.
Inclusion is the culture in which the mix of people can come to work, feel comfortable and confident to be themselves, work in a way that suits them and delivers your business needs. Inclusion will ensure that everyone feels valued and importantly, adds value.
The Power of Inclusion
Feeling including is a key aspect of human life. Many of us can recall a sense of exclusion: moments when we felt left out; other; different; that we weren’t welcome or we weren’t appreciated. Inclusion is the reverse: making people feel welcome; ensuring that it is safe for them to express who they choose to be; demonstrating our appreciation for their input; working collaboratively and showing we care.
Why Does Inclusion Matter in the Workplace?
All evidence proves that organisations focused on building a more inclusive culture attract and retain a wider diversity of talent. The inclusive culture then empowers diverse talent to think differently and share their experiences and perspectives, which in turn is a key driver for innovation, development and engagement.
Inclusive cultures enable our colleagues to do things differently, working in ways that suit them, flex working patterns to ensure their life-work balance is healthy and that they are able to deliver their best for their organisation.
This focus on inclusion will equip our colleagues to make a difference, to their well-being and to the success of our organisations.
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