Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) has become a common strategic initiative with the same goal: building a profitable company through a variety of perspectives. In today’s workplace these two words are often put together, but understanding their distinct differences is the key to your success. So why does Blend Me use Inclusion and Diversity instead of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I)?
Inclusion produces an atmosphere where employees feel welcomed and valued because of their individual differences. Leadership plays an integral role in making sure inclusion is modeled as a way of life inside the organization. After all, it is the unique experiences of each individual which positively impact organizational outcomes. Absent an inclusive culture, you may struggle to attract and retain the best talent.
Diversity is distinction and representation. It is the many differences that people can bring to the table. Collectively, a variety of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives lead to dynamic teams and increased innovation.
Inclusion and Diversity are distinct components requiring their own resources and strategic efforts, but are highly dependent on the success of one another. So, while you may initially be concerned with promoting diversity at your organization, your efforts will multiply when they are built on a foundation of inclusion.
As Blend Me’s primary focus is on internal marketing and engagement, we must first start by looking inward at the current culture of your organization to ensure that policies and procedures are conducive to an inclusive and diverse workplace.
No matter what brought you to our door today, we’re glad you’re choosing to take this step. This is your opportunity to make a positive impact on your company, both internally and externally. Take a look at some of our services and let’s get started!