The workplace as we know it is under scrutiny: The Great Resignation, calls for a four-day work week and quiet quitting all highlight the importance of employee well-being and a fair and just workplace. This is why inclusion and belonging at work matters.
Why do we do so? Studies show that diverse and inclusive workplaces lead to higher revenues, innovation skills and more diverse recruitment (Great Place to Work). And feeling a sense of belonging at work, as enabled by inclusion, leads to a 56% increase in job performance, a 50% reduction in turnover risk, and a 75% decrease in employee sick days (BetterUp).
So, what barriers do we need to overcome and which opportunities do we need to grab? How do we make inclusion efforts authentic to not only our colleagues but ourselves and the workplace as a whole? These are some of the topics explored at the event.