How to Develop and All Inclusive Workplace 

HRMatrix honors the priority of an all inclusive workplace to maintain excellent performance and provide employees a safe environment. We live in a more progressive world that endorses rights, advocates equity and dismisses unjust exclusion. HR professionals are a primary source of mitigation to ensure inclusiveness and are regarded as the referees of the workplace. 


HRMatrix promulgates moral intercession to develop healthy characteristics of your company/business. It is imperative that we leave behind unjust disqualification and judgement in order to create a prosperous environment in which employees and management can thrive. Instead of advising preventative tips to evade conflict, we will describe common scenarios to relate to and redefine inclusive behavior as our modern day business/company ethics have been renewed for a better world.


Accepting Differences

  • Accepting differences is not only a mindset. They should also be appropriately communicated through action. As an authority figure, one must comprehend the situation and prescribe proper punishment and/or correction. 

  • Another suggestion would be to hold conferences to inspire inclusive banter. Do not summon the differences of each employee within the discussion, but rather develop a comfortable conversation of respecting variety in race, culture, background, and sexuality.  

  • As an employee, one must respect the choices and personal representation of another without communicated judgement. 


For Example:


  • An all inclusive environment represents the LGBTQ+ community. Some of your employees might prefer different pronouns such as, they/them. In a professional environment, it is important to refer to your employee as they pronouns they choose.  If in the case of discrimination, the employee/colleague should be punished and corrected as they are denying the morality of the subject and forcing their personal opinion upon the victim. This is unacceptable. 


  • Cultural appropriation is another common scenario that is often misconstrued as a celebration of another culture. That is not the case. Cultural appropriation is a sensitive issue and must be confronted. Examples of cultural appropriation might be displayed through certain vernacular or clothing/fashion. Even if in professional apparel, sometimes one might (innocently) wear certain accents or hair styles that are a form of appropriation. 


  • Another instance of exclusion is one that regard racial discrimination. If the general atmosphere is discriminative, it is imperative to enforce strict boundaries to bring prejudiced behavior to a complete demise. Discussion that implies potential termination. Realistically, in this situation, you cannot terminate the majority of your employees let alone the entirety of your staff. However, after this discussion, if a colleague/employee continues, you must exercise your authority.


An all inclusive workplace is a healthy workplace. With the help of HRMatrix, you too can thrive and develop a successful work environment by accepting differences and banishing discriminative values.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ZAINAB RAZA

HR Manager with 20 years of Experience.