Hope you have enjoyed following the information around inclusion. Inclusion means “being connected”, “Being respected”, “Being able to contribute” and “make meaningful progress”.
Our role as leaders is to create an environment so people can thrive and perform at their best. Here are a few small things that leaders can do to create a more inclusive environment.
Check in: Ask how your colleagues how are going and how their day is going. Geniunely and authenically be interested in your people.
Listen: Pay attention to what they say. (Listen to understand not to respond).
Maintain eye contact: Maintaining eye contact is important for respectful communication. (for most cultures – you may need less eye contact for others)
Professionalism: Be mindful of boundaries and be conscious of how you behave when communicating.
Radical Candour: Giving feedback and guidance with the balance of care personally and challenge directly.
Assume Good Intent: Before judgement or labelling allow time for curiosity, seek insight, understanding and information from others.