All employees deserve to feel safe and comfortable at work. That's the bare minimum. Yet, according to a 2019 study, 3 out of 5 employees struggle with workplace discrimination.
Don't wait to confront bias and discrimination at work. Establish strategies to support underrepresented voices and involve others when implementing change. Focus on building a more diverse workplace as an ongoing, long-term initiative.
Diversity brings many benefits to the organization:
Growth requires time, education, authentic feedback and a commitment to change. Are you ready to transform your enterprise?
Diverse companies see less turnover and report higher employee satisfaction. Yet, more than 2 million employees leave their jobs each year due to repetitive instances of unfairness or unconscious biases.
Give your underrepresented employees a voice and a safe place to share their knowledge, ideas and unique experiences with these simple tips:
Collaboration platforms offer an arena to showcase your team’s points of view, opinions and ability to create change. Make your digital workplace more inclusive by standing next to underrepresented voices and giving them the platform and audience they deserve.
In order to effectively drive change in an organization, leaders must demonstrate their own personal commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Create a more inclusive environment on your digital workplace with these practices:
Make your managers and executives your loudest cheerleaders in order to create real organization change.
While the digital workplace is an incredible venue to foster organizational change, organizations must proactively determine a response plan for employees who do not act appropriately on company-sanctioned tools.
Every year, 60.3 million Americans report being bullied at work. You can’t be everywhere at once, but you can proactively reinforce desired behaviors (and coach unwanted actions) within collaboration tools. One of the worst things an enterprise can do in this situation is nothing at all. So, first and foremost: stay calm, gather the facts and remain unbiased.
Some things to keep in mind when handling reports of harassment, bullying or discrimination include:
Keep an eye on employee wellbeing within the digital workplace and protect your community from bad actors in order to build trust and psychological safety for employees.
Harvard Business Review suggests using long-term data trends in order to gauge progress over time. Instead of waiting for your annual employee survey results to learn about your workplace’s opportunities, lean on real-time diversity and inclusion metrics to do the talking.
Gain knowledge of the inner workings of your collaboration spaces when you pair your enterprise collaboration tools with a qualitative insights tool, like Aware. Understand the Voice of the Employee, watch trends and analyze change over time with insights derived from digital conversations.
With Aware, you can:
Brighten your company's future when you empower your people, give all employees a voice, invest in your managers’ leadership abilities and measure your D&I transformation over time.