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How to ensure diversity and inclusion in your organisation

Aoife Geary | June 13, 2017
Nine ways to create a truly diverse organisation.

 

9. Recognise difference

In an attempt to promote equality, we can sometimes ignore aspects of a person's make up - their ethnicity, religion, sexuality, etc. because they simply don't make a difference to how we view them. While that's fine in theory, in reality it can be problematic. For one, these elements play a large role in a person's identity so failure to recognise them undervalues a large part of who they are as individuals. It can also trivialise any negative experiences or discrimination a person may have endured because of their race, gender or sexuality. To be truly inclusive means acknowledging and celebrating differences, not underplaying them.

A sense of belonging and inclusion doesn't come from fitting in but from being accepted.

 

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