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Creating and managing an inclusive workplace isn’t an HR program. Like company culture, it belongs to the entire organization. Even though there will be times when HR is the one initiating the conversation.
That’s why I loved this episode of The HR Bartender Show with Sarah Morgan. Sarah is director of equity and inclusion at Humareso, where she works with customers nationwide to create workplaces where people from traditionally marginalized identities can better thrive. Prior to joining Humareso, she worked as an HR executive at brands such as Jiffy Lube, KFC, Taco Bell, and ADT Home Security.
Sarah is also well-known for her blog The Buzz on HR and Leading in Color podcast. Her work in the digital space focuses on cultivating positive workplace experiences through diversity, inclusion, and social consciousness. You might remember that Sarah and I spoke a while ago about “How to Be a Better Ally – Not an Optical Ally”.
In today’s episode we talk about the importance of organizations not just “proclaiming” what they believe in, but backing it up with their actions.
Organizations need to have intentional discussions about what creating an inclusive environment looks like and how they are going to make it happen. Because when we create inclusive work environments, people feel comfortable to do their best work. And that benefits everyone.
But it also means that we need to be ready to put some of personal views aside and instead focus on humanity. It might mean getting comfortable with talking about issues we haven’t previously discussed in a corporate setting.
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