Diversity is a hot business topic.
Persistent gender pay gap disparities, #BlackLivesMatter and the #MeToo movement are all forcing companies to be more mindful—and proactive—about tackling serious societal issues at the office. It’s not just about culture or fairness; it’s a bottom-line issue.
There’s plenty of evidence to support the notion that diversity in the workplace is linked to enhanced financial performance, problem-solving power and employee engagement. So, it’s no wonder companies are keen to create environments where employees’ differences are respected and celebrated.
Here are five ways communications pros can create a more inclusive culture at work:
1. Listen to employees.
When you’re buffeted by the winds of endless requests and projects, employee research often falls by the wayside. Don’t let it.