A welcoming and accepting company culture is essential to attracting and retaining talent in today's market. These strategies enable employers to establish an inclusive culture.
1. Start with an inner journey.
While leaders must work to make systemic change, they can start creating cultures of belonging by improving individual mindsets and beliefs.
2. Grace, growth, and learning are essential.
Give people space to learn from their mistakes.
3. Reframe mistakes.
Think of mistakes and moments of discomfort as learning opportunities to develop a growth mindset.
4. Start by listening.
Listening sets up individuals to take meaningful action as an ally. It also enables people to be respectful and reflect on what they have learned.
5. Act as an ally and first responder.
Leaders have a responsibility to support their people's mental health by providing real-time, ongoing support.