How can you be intentional? Educate yourself, and focus on impact and equity to create real change!
In this episode, Dr. Nika White talks about intentional inclusion in the workplace. He believes that intentional inclusion means being proactive and strategic to create an inclusive environment, not just passively waiting for it to happen.
The conversation goes on by emphasizing that inclusion does not happen organically, organizations need to be intentional through policies, systems, and accountability.
Dr. Nika White states that belonging is the outcome of diversity and inclusion efforts. When people feel a sense of belonging, they perform better.
Join us for a must-hear episode with Dr. Nika White, discussing the keys to achieving intentional inclusion! Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity.
Key Topics & Timestamps
- 00:00:26 - What is Intentional Inclusion and How Does It Work?
- 00:02:48 - Creating a Sense of Belonging in the Workplace
- 00:05:16 - How Belonging is the Outcome of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
- 00:07:41 - Common Mistakes People Make When They Are Trying to be Intentional
- 00:09:54 - How Can We Get Smarter About Defining Learning and Development Philosophy?
- 00:12:15 - How to Create a Culture of Belonging
- 00:14:57 - Measuring the Right Things to Make an Impact
- 00:17:33 - How Do You Look at Equity in the Workplace?
- 00:20:12 - What Can the Organization Do to Educate People About the Community?
- 00:22:18 - What Success Looks Like for Me
- Intentional inclusion requires being proactive, strategic, and calculated. Passively waiting for it to happen is not enough.
- Belonging, the outcome of diversity and inclusion efforts is important because it allows people to perform better and contribute more.
- Common mistakes include performative actions, lack of diverse leadership, and not measuring inclusion efforts properly.
- Simple things organizations can do include shifting mindsets to see inclusion as everyone's responsibility and educating themselves.
- Organizations should measure equity, not just equality, to drive sustainable change in policies, systems, and procedures.