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I visited three government offices in two states within 48 hours. My goal in sharing this story is for readers to channel their inner customer and advocate for the people they serve in new ways.
Inclusion ensures that people’s words, views and ideas carry weight as collective decisions are made about how to serve a diverse public. In this section, we share examples of how agencies are embracing inclusion.
There are people who say they are serious about change. But their commitment and sincerity are evident through actions and not words alone.
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.