The Dangers Of Mistaking Diversity For Inclusion In The Workplace
September 15, 2019
The article highlighted the myth of ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’ being synonymous concept and the dangers of not distinguishing the two.
Gallup’s 2018 report “3 Requirements for a Diverse and Inclusive Culture” shows the importance of acknowledging D&I as two very different concepts, and it defines diversity as “the full spectrum of human differences.” Dimensions of diversity might include visible traits like age, gender, disability and ethnic background or invisible traits like socio economic status, marital status and sexual orientation, while “Inclusion refers to a cultural and environmental feeling of belonging. It can be assessed as the extent to which employees are valued, respected, accepted and encouraged to fully participate in the organization.” Contrary to what some may assume, diversity doesn’t necessarily imply inclusion.
Read more: on website forbes.com (EN)