March 3, 2019

Being the boss of belonging

It’s no secret that businesses that value diversity, listen to their staff, and stress a fair and equitable work environment are in high demand among talent for hire today.  Problem is, many companies lack these essential qualities as well as leaders who practice them effectively. And that can significantly hamper an organization’s growth, innovation and performance.

The challenge, in a word, is inclusivity—or, more specifically, lack thereof. The Society for Human Resource Management defines inclusion as “the achievement of a work environment in which all individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute fully to the organization’s success.”

Learning to be a more inclusive leader can help drive your organization's success. Find out why and how by reading my first article (found here) for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, published on its brand-new information portal for small businesses, called CO. I'm now a regular contributor to CO, writing articles of relevance to small companies and entrepreneurs--particularly human resources-related stories. You can view several of my other CO pieces here.