Improving the Culture of Your Workplace
As a leader or business owner, you know that there are a lot of elements that have to remain in balance in order to ensure your business success. Between acquiring clients and keeping your finances in check, things like the culture of your workplace can easily be overlooked. It can be hard to find a balance between employee happiness and workplace productivity. You will have to make difficult decisions every day that impact the success of the business and the happiness of your team. Establishing a strong foundation of positivity, inclusion, and support is actually what separates the most successful businesses from the rest. In fact, ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform homogenous ones.
This is because using inclusive language creates a more welcoming environment, encourages others to share unique ideas, and helps bring new insight to your work. Diverse teams with unique perspectives can solve problems more quickly and creatively. Have a wide range of experiences, backgrounds, and abilities on your team gives you a huge advantage.
By learning about and avoiding which words and phrases isolate and exclude employees in certain demographics, you can promote a more inclusive workplace that performs better. Check out this infographic below for more insights on how to use inclusive language in your workplace...