So, what makes an employee feel included?
Confidence and Inspiration
When an employee knows that their work contributes to the overall success of the organization, they feel confident and inspired to contribute ideas or go the extra mile.
The ways in which companies enable the employee to balance their work-life commitments is a key driver of their feelings of inclusion. These provisions signal that an employee is seen as a whole person with a life outside the organization.
Behaviours of an employee’s direct manager and organizational leadership communicate to the employee the organization’s level of commitment and support for diversity.
–Michael Back, CCDP/AP, founder, Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion, 2014