Work Environment

Ask any business leader who employs a diverse staff and you’ll hear about the benefits they’ve realized.  If you haven’t already, go to the Business Case for Diversity to understand just how beneficial diversity can be.

You know your workplace is inclusive when all your employees feel that they belong. Truly welcoming workplaces have the principles of inclusion built into the very foundation of the organization. They tend to be: Respectful, Stable, Productive, Innovative and Energized. Employers and employees both realize the benefits.

Respectful workplace:

  • Builds employee trust and reassurance
  • Reduces absenteeism
  • Minimizes workplace conflicts
  • Improves safety
Stable workforce:
  • Increases employee, client and public confidence
  • Builds loyalty
  • Increases recognition and enhances reputation
  • Employees are happier and stay longer
Productive workplace:
  • Creates efficient teams and better communication
  • Produces better products and services
  • Lowers input costs and downtime
  • Generates involved and productive employees
Innovative workplace:
  • Is more competitive
  • Produces better quality products and services
  • Engages employees more fully
Energized workplace:
  • Builds team spirit,
  • Increases cohesiveness and
  • Attracts new employees
  • Encourages team work

Lay the Groundwork

Get the leaders in your company to commit. (See the Commitment Pillar)

  • Make creating a diverse and welcoming workplace a management priority.
  • Appoint a person or group to act as the Diversity Champion for your company.

Start Using a Regular Diversity Quote

  • Use a quote about diversity on your website and change it every week or every month. Send a quote around by e-mail from time to time. Include a quote in the signature line of your e-mail.
  • Send employees a quote via e-mail from time to time and invite your team to share their own diversity- related quotes.
  • Include a quote in the signature line of e-mail.

Keep a History of Diversity in Your Company

  • Track your company’s efforts to create a diverse and welcoming workplace. Keep a timeline so that you can watch how your company evolves and develops.



Work Environment

New Employees

Engage Employees

Harassment and Bullying

Monitor Progress

Performance Management