5 steps to creating a more inclusive culture

Communicators can become indispensable bridge builders by listening to employees, confronting biases and standing up for what’s right.

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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.

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