3 Foundational Steps To Building An Inclusive Culture

Smart organisations you know are using employee resource groups to build an inclusive culture. If you’re not, you need to ask yourself why.

Get your pen and paper ready because I’m going to explain how Salesforce are using employee resource groups as part of their efforts to build an inclusive culture

In todays show I discuss several things including:

  • The organisation using employee resource groups to build an inclusive culture
  • How employee resource groups are being used by a global giant
  • A powerful process to engage allies quickly and much much more

Here’s some of what I share in the show:

Fostering Employee Resource Groups is a foundation for developing an inclusive culture

“They are using three key initiatives; two of which have employee resource groups at the heart. I’m not going to attempt to hide how happy I am to see such a high profile organisation recognising the potential of these groups, especially when so many of you are members, leaders and stakeholders of these groups.”

Sponsoring Programs and Activities Around Employee Resource Groups is a foundation for developing an inclusive culture

“The message here was that the initiatives that come out of the employee resource groups should be supported but it’s important, when establishing these groups, to make sure that there is a clear mission.”

Promoting Allyship is a foundation for developing an inclusive culture

“This is such a simple and profund approach; I could do a whole show just talking about this, if that’s of interest, please let me know but in the meantime.  I encourage you to share this with your colleagues because it answers the whole “What can I do?” question and gives you permission to recognise that you don’t know everything. It’s ok to not know everything.”

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 The 3 Foundational Steps To Building An Inclusive Culture

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Leaders must collaborate innovatively to leverage cultural expertise and drive business performance.

  • Why inclusive outcomes are driven by innovation
  • How developing a business case for diversity and inclusion specific to your organisation is a competitive advantage
  • Why novelty is at the heart of your inclusion journey

The Elements of Inclusion #3

Leaders must establish systems to ensure that everyone shares the same advantages and benefits. These processes will create incentives for inclusive behaviours.

  • How to augment your team with the tools and insights they need to prevent structural disadvantage
  • Why reinforcing generative norms ensures everyone belongs in the organisation
  • How inclusive representations can be embedded to promote an inclusive culture

The Elements of Inclusion #2

Leaders must redefine career development relationships to support inclusive performance.
  • Why traditional mentor relationships must be revised for an inclusive workplace
  • How leaders must embrace networks of developmental relationships for individual growth
  • Why established workplace norms must evolve for inclusion in the modern workplace

The Elements of Inclusion #1

Leaders must properly socialise people and socialise inclusive ideas by providing an environment for the cultural learning needed for an active role in an inclusive organisation

  • How your socialisation processes must evolve to encourage the sustainable cultivation of inclusive competencies
  • Why Leaders must consistently negotiate the line between organisational commitment and personal authenticity to promote performance
  • How developing intersectional self awareness can help leaders to leverage individual employee experiences