Inclusivity is the practice of radical hospitality, where all people experience uncompromising respect and dignity. Inclusive organizations value and actively encourage multiple experiences and perspectives, creating a positive, collaborative environment in which people feel safe to be themselves and can contribute their best work to the organization. Every employee in the cooperative has a part to play, a responsibility, in creating an inclusive culture.
It is essential to examine our own practices in the context of organizations and a society where the “isms" are deeply rooted. Individual and organizational actions need to be grounded in a clear understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), the means by which we engage with the work must be reflective of inclusive practices, and actions need to become embedded in organizational practices. Learn how you can become part of making lasting positive change in making your organization's culture more inclusive in “how we do things around here."