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For the managers and senior leaders reading this, your silence is deafening. Even if you don’t have all the words to say, a heartfelt acknowledgment goes a long way.
In our work environments, we should seek to create a space where all talent, both old and new, can thrive and be assured daily that all are included in the greater work of the organization.
Safe spaces give people a place where they can share their ideas without fear of repercussions, and express their identity without facing discrimination or harm.
Organizations must take proactive steps to infuse diversity. It will not happen on its own and you can’t simply rely on employees to lead the way.
Why is diversity important? As organizations prioritize diversity and inclusion, they often see corresponding improvements in company culture.
Diversity and inclusion touch every part of federal service, starting with how people get into positions and continuing to how they’re trained for success.
A report released by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) in Jan. 2019 points to selected examples of local governments that have excelled in increasing diversity and inclusion. The report culminates in new findings and recommendations that may be useful for local leaders.
Inclusion is no longer a “nice-to-have”; it’s a strategic imperative. Here’s how to work toward that goal.
Though diversity and inclusion indices have been improving government-wide, these top-scoring agencies (based on self-reporting from current employees) are likely to offer more opportunities for women to succeed and feel empowered and valued in the workplace.