We know that diversity efforts cannot succeed without efforts aimed at fostering inclusion.
We also know that more inclusive workplaces produce more successful companies.
But how exactly do you build a more inclusive workplace?
- Building a more inclusive workplace benefits everyone, resulting in employees who are more confident, team oriented, and innovative—and who work harder and are more loyal.
In the words of the Harvard Business Review, Diversity Doesn't Stick Without Inclusion. Without efforts to foster inclusion and belonging, companies lose out on the benefits of diversity, and employees themselves can't thrive.
Due to non-inclusive and unfair work environments the tech industry is losing talent—especially women and people of color—at alarming rates.
This loss of talent not only undermines diversity recruitment efforts, but according to the Tech Leavers Study, employee turn over is costing the tech industry 16 billion dollars a year and an estimated 144K for each employee who leaves. Meanwhile, 57% of those who left a job said they would have stayed if their company had taken steps to build a more inclusive culture.