Inclusive workforce is a working environment that values individuals and harnesses their abilities, which enable a company to embrace different backgrounds and perspectives.
Benefits of inclusive workforce include:
- Increase talent selection
- Building community
- Providing value
Each of these have been shown to increase staff morale, unlocks innovation and drives market growth. Companies that embrace 2-D diversity have been showing to out-innovate and out-perform other companies that have not embraced an inclusive workforce, according to Harvard Business (December 2013 issue).
When leaders embrace differences, all employees benefit from compelling ideas. Inclusion establishes a culture in which all employees can benefit from the following:
- Culture where all employees feel free to contribute ideas,
- Making it safe to propose novel ideas,
- Value driven feedback from different perspectives.
According to Harvard Business studies, employees in a diverse work culture are 3.5 times likely to contribute their full innovative potential. Inclusion is the best way to provide value to any organization. Inclusive employer is a business who values a diverse workforce, including people with disabilities.
Inclusion Drives Innovation!