Ambica Saxena, Director, Head of Singapore and Hong Kong, wrote an article for People Matters on how being truly inclusive means that organizations create psychological safety and an atmosphere where people can be authentic and bring their whole selves to work without fear of being left behind. It’s these cultures and workspaces that allow innovation to thrive and enable organizations to be future-focused and productive.
In the current landscape of companies working around the clock to unravel an intricate web of public health needs, shifts in basic daily life and essential economic considerations, we’re advising clients to focus on these massive changes with a diversity and inclusion lens. Sidelining identity, diversity and inclusion leaves essential problem-solving and critical thinking styles on the table, ignores the disproportionate impact of this crisis, and – at worst – risks the lives and well-being of some members of our businesses and communities. Visit the article to read more about the role identity plays in creating an inclusive workplace, and visit our Diversity & Inclusion page for advice on how to prioritize your D&I values to inform your COVID-19 response.