Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are a shared responsibility of everyone in a business or corporation. Robin Pedrelli, in a blog post for Diversity Journal, outlines a broad selection of ways that employees can support their organizations’ efforts toward improving diversity and inclusion.
Connecting the business objectives of one’s company with its goals relating to diversity and inclusion is a good starting point. Being respectful involves working to understand how others would like to be treated, even if that is differently from what seems preferable to you. It is possible to be an advocate for issues that are not directly related to oneself. Being open to different ideas helps foster creativity and makes work more interesting.
Employees interested in committing to the principles of diversity and inclusion need to acknowledge that this requires continuous effort and self-development.