Achieving Inclusion through Cultural Awareness
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Genuine inclusiveness is an important mechanism for achieving sustained diversity. Organizations can enhance their inclusiveness by helping people develop their cultural awareness and cultural competency.
Struggling with our own biases is part of what it means to be human, but research suggests that increasing our cultural awareness and cultural competency can help us contribute to a genuinely inclusive environment that supports sustained diversity.
In addition to being the right thing to do, the tangible benefits of diversity in the workplace are now well-established. Yet diversity can only deliver on its full potential when it exists in a genuinely inclusive environment. Without it, organizations are certain to find retention of diverse talent challenging.
Understanding the mindset and skills that provide the foundation for successful training in support of sustained diversity can help organizations ensure their diversity-focused efforts have the positive effect they intend.