Workplace Inclusion: Welcome to the Dance

Workplace Inclusion: Welcome to the Dance

hashem_inclusive November 22, 2017 By: Maan Hashem

Today’s workplaces are filled with talented people with a wide variety of backgrounds, preferences, and work styles. Inclusive managers take steps to ensure that everyone on the team has the opportunity to contribute and succeed.

To quote the wise diversity and inclusion consultant Verna Williams, "Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.” In my work as an association professional, I’ve had opportunities to manage talented teams working hard to meet challenging goals—teams made up of individual members with different personal behaviors and workstyles. Inclusive management means ensuring that everyone gets to participate in the dance by contributing meaningfully to our shared success. ...