Whilst inclusion for organisations involves making choices, it is no longer a choice - it is a necessity. As society becomes more interconnected and diverse, there is a growing body of research which shows organisations that embrace diversity and are inclusive outperform those that don’t. For corporates, this can be measured in improved profit and return on equity. For other organisations, it is about improved outcomes for the diverse communities they serve.
Inclusion is about creating a workplace where individuals can feel free, comfortable and safe to be who they are, and where the diversity that a person brings to a workplace, team or organisation is not only accepted but celebrated and capitalised on. Building and embedding inclusion in workplaces involves a whole of company approach where every individual has a role to play.