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6 Ways to Be an Inclusive Manager in a Diverse Workforce

6 Ways to Be an Inclusive Manager in a Diverse Workforce

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Diversity in workplaces

Diversity in the workplace brings the skills, perspectives, and experiences organizations require to be successful and productive.

These advantages of having a diverse workforce are overshadowed if managers aren't facilitating inclusion, or if there is any bias in the wor...

The 6 Cs of Inclusive Leadership

Inclusive managers show an openness to different ways of doing things, embracing the unknown, uncomfortable and unfamiliar.

The 6 Cs of being an inclusive manager are:

  1. Commitment
  2. Courage
  3. Cognizance of Bias
  4. Curiosity
  5. Cultural intelligence

Commitment

A high level of commitment from a manager inspires and empowers the team to reach provide their full output.

Courage

Inclusive managers are humble and courageous, admitting their own mistakes if required and willing to speak up, challenging the status quo.

Cognizance of Bias

Personal and organizational biases narrow our field of vision and inclusive managers understand that. They make a deliberate effort to identify various biases and try to prevent them from influencing various decisions.

Curiosity

Inclusive managers do not stifle the flow of ideas, and make people feel valued, respected and listened to. They try to minimize any blind spots and have an open mindset.

Cultural Intelligence

Managers who are inclusive are able to adapt to different cultural settings, and function in vibrant cultures, while keeping their own identity and authenticity intact.

Collaboration

Inclusive managers know that they need to allow individuals to express their opinions freely, without any retribution or judgement.

Diversity of thought is key to a productive and effective collaboration, driving performance and eventual success.

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