How Social Exclusion Can Lead To Social Inclusion

Many of us around the world are united in our experience of social isolation

Many of us around the world are united in our experience of social distancing

But something unusual has happened

Many of us around the world are finding that social exclusion is leading to social inclusion

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re having a shared experience and it’s leading to unexpected consequences

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

Social Exclusion is leading to increased Social Participation

“Like many of you I’ve spent hours texting, speaking and video calling people, some of whom I don’t speak to that much! And I consider myself to be pretty social. We’re choosing to make with contact with more people on a more frequent basis”

Social Exclusion is leading to increased engagement by individuals

“many of the people who would be walking and looking at their phones are now paying attention to people around them, making eye contact with people around them and in some cases even saying hello to people around them. They’re more engaged”

Social Exclusion is changing your environment

It’s remarkable because it’s not something that they noticed before but it suggests that on some level their environment is changing. At least in their mind”

SHOWNOTES

Diversity Climate Vs. Inclusion Climate A Guide To Understanding What They Mean In Your Workplace

The risks of social isolation

The Elements of Inclusion #4

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