What does an authentically inclusive workplace look like?

Employers should strategise to create an inclusive workplace

People management is much more than ‘one size fits all.

  • Disability.
  • Age.
  • Gender reassignment.
  • Civil partnership and marriage.
  • Race.
  • Belief and religion.
  • Sex.
  • Sexual orientation.
  • Adversely affect the wellbeing of the employee, their performance and work and whether they want to stay at the company.
  • Negatively impact their employment or promotion opportunities.
  • Waste their potential, skills and experience by failing even to recognise them.
  • End up with legal costs, financial settlements and compensation due to the injured party to avoid discrimination claims.

Improving workplace diversity through inclusion

Rouzbeh Pirouz — Improving workplace diversity through inclusion

What steps can employers take towards inclusion?

  • Create a survey for the data that measures individual people’s perceptions of inclusion in the workplace at different levels.
  • Revamp existing internal surveys to include questions on inclusion.
  • Use already existing data and information, such as any engagement surveys, as they more than likely touch on diversity and inclusion already.
  • Hold employee feedback sessions to understand how employees view the environment properly.
  • Include diversity and inclusion in all company strategies and values.
  • Celebrate diversity and inclusion through frameworks actively guiding people’s behaviour.
  • Ensure managers understand why diversity and inclusion must be prioritised — even under the most challenging circumstances.
  • Avoid any bias and ensure that targets and priorities are set based on objective data and not on anyone manager’s personal viewpoint.
  • Design bespoke, holistically developed diversity training.
  • Analyse job specs and selection criteria for recruitment processes to ensure there is no bias.

Inclusion benefits employers and employees alike

  • Employee behaviour.
  • The capability of line managers
  • Quality of senior leaders
  • People management policies and strategies.

Business benefits for an inclusive workplace

Rouzbeh Pirouz — Business benefits for an inclusive workplace

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Co-Founder & Senior Partner at London-based Pelican Partners, a real estate and private equity investment firm. https://www.rouzbehpirouz.com/

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Rouzbeh Pirouz

Rouzbeh Pirouz

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Co-Founder & Senior Partner at London-based Pelican Partners, a real estate and private equity investment firm. https://www.rouzbehpirouz.com/