Inclusion in the Workplace

While diversity is essential to broadening cultural insight and increasing creativity, inclusion is crucial to engaging your employees and retaining diverse talent. The research is overwhelming, and virtually impossible to miss. 

Diverse teams, and inclusive habits, are as close as you can get to a one-two punch of team performance and corporate responsibility. At the NeuroLeadership Institute, we help workplaces implement actionable strategies and goals to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

What Is Inclusion in the Workplace?

At NLI, we define inclusion as the act of valuing someone’s input, idea, perspective, point of view, or contribution. It’s wanting to hear what someone has to say, and believing that it will add to the quality of the decision.

diverse team at table

The Importance of Inclusion in the Workplace

Inclusion is essential to workplaces. Without it, your diverse talent may be compelled to search for work elsewhere. When you create an inclusive workplace, you can gain the following benefits

  • Increased employee retention: Creating a culture of belonging allows new and experienced employees feel engaged and included. After all diversity without inclusion creates a revolving door of talent.
  • Stronger Team Identity: Inclusive teams actively seek to help each other by building habits that intentionally include others.
  • Increased psychological safety: Inclusion ensures your employees feel safe to take risks, make mistakes, and show up as their authentic selves.
  • Increased team performance: Inclusive habits elevate the collective IQ of diverse teams and lead to improved results.

How to Promote Inclusion in the Workplace

When it comes to promoting inclusion in the workplace, you need a plan to drive the change you want to see. At the NeuroLeadership Institute, we develop strategies to promote workplace inclusion using the following components:

Mobilize Leaders

Leaders set the tone and act as organizational role models within your workplace. By mobilizing your leaders, you can set new norms and positively influence your employees’ behaviors. When you get your leaders on board, your organization will have the champions necessary to drive your inclusion efforts forward.

Build Strategies

At NLI, we use science to analyze your current workplace inclusion initiatives and create a plan that tackles areas of improvement. Our Priorities, Habits, and Systems™ (PHS) model transforms your workplace by giving you a thorough guide for creating long-term, permanent change.

Change Existing Behaviors to Activate Habits

Changing existing behaviors and activating new habits is the most essential component of creating a more inclusive workplace.

Reimagine Talent Management Systems

To build a more inclusive workplace, you must reimagine your talent management system from the ground up. We use the power of neuroscience to analyze your talent management system and help you create a new one.

Promote Inclusion in the Workplace With NLI

The NeuroLeadership Institute is committed to helping workplaces achieve a more inclusive future through science. We help you activate the potential of your workforce through powerful habits and behaviors that make a measurable change in your business. Contact us online to learn more about our strategies for improving inclusion in workplaces like yours.