FACT: Diversity is good for business! Studies show that companies with gender and ethnic diversity improves financials and employee satisfaction.
Progressive companies know the key to successfully leveraging diversity is to manage it well. These successful companies not only promote and celebrate diversity, but they also create a strategy for building inclusion with an underlying value of equality. But how do companies create an inclusive workplace?
To truly support a diverse workforce, companies must also focus on the establishment of an inclusive and welcoming environment. An inclusive workplace community enriches training and the overall employment experience. The best leaders in the world recognize that inclusion is a means of driving continued growth.
It won’t be easy! Changing corporate culture is a daunting task and requires tremendous leadership, commitment, and patience. Step one is to create and disseminate a workplace survey internally. You need to grasp the baseline to know how far you need to go and measure success later on. Use your Learning Management System (LMS) to create, monitor, and manage those surveys. Your LMS should securely store your data so that you can generate customized reports on demand.
Your Remote-Learner site comes packaged with a customizable survey tool plugin called Questionnaire. The Questionnaire plugin allows you to create anonymous surveys with a range of question styles, including an essay box that lets users expand on their answers or provide answers that don’t match the options offered by the survey. You may add Questionnaire as an activity to any course or course section.
Before you engage in any assessment of company climate, determine if your organization is ready and willing to partake in such an undertaking. A lack of support and buy-in will hinder your process.
After you’ve conducted and analyzed your survey, remain vigilant to your goal of inclusion and diversity. It’s a long road to becoming a truly inclusive company, but it with the right vision, technology, and some patience, it surely pays off!