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Put yourself in someone else's shoes & see if your organization is inclusive

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In this blog post, I encourage you to go undercover in your organization and experience the operations through an inclusive lens. Not from a punitive or opposing point of view, but one that comes from a place of wanting to improve and build an organization that includes all people. I have listed some activities here for you to try. 

 

You may wish to do them yourself – or delegate to others in the case people might 'do better' when they interact with you since they know you are a champion for inclusion.

Evaluate each experience based on it meeting the 8 specific needs of all people using the form you can download below.

  • Request an adjustable stand-up desk
  • Apply to work a condensed hours 4-day week
  • Request a Kosher meal for a work function
  • Wear earplugs to a team meeting
  • Order screen reading software for your computer
  • Complete an online training module
  • Request your manager move the regular team meeting to be held between the hours of 9.30 am and 2.30 pm
  • Find a safe, quiet, and private space to spend 5 mins at noon, in the afternoon, and at sunset
  • Hire a wheelchair and use it for a full day at work

I bet you can come up with lots more ideas directly relevant to your organization. Just remember to consider each experience in the context of all needs, even though you may be focussed on particular specific needs in the scenario. 

 

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About the Author

Dr. Liz is the CEO and Co-founder of Include, a behavioral scientist and organizational transformation expert with a career focus on assisting businesses, teams, and individuals to be the best they can be. Now known as ‘The Inclusionist’, Dr. Liz is on a mission to create a world where everyone is included. Her innovative, yet pragmatic Include™ approach is creating a global movement of change through the organizations, governments, and institutions we all interact with daily.

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