The Big “I" Diversity Council is pleased to present a special session with Dr. Isaiah Pickens, clinical psychologist, Navigating the World as It Is Versus the World as It Could Be. The webinar is now available on demand.
Managing the challenges of an ever-evolving landscape can be daunting in normal times, but as we help our members continue to navigate a global pandemic, social injustices, and possible economic downturn, all of our individual ideologies can feel more like a foundation for survival.
During these times, it is critical that independent agencies embrace a culture of inclusion throughout their workplaces. This starts with exhibiting a sense of psychological safety in which agency staff feels welcome to respectfully bring their whole selves to work. To create what is known as a psychologically safe workplace, it is important to acknowledge each person's unique perspectives, values and belief systems using brave and compassionate forms of connection.
The business case for diversity rests on the principle of fostering an inclusive environment that encourages diversity of thought. This in turn yields increased collaboration, innovation and productivity that positions agencies for an even more competitive advantage and profitability.
Agencies cannot reap the full benefits of having a diverse workforce without championing inclusion. While race, ethnicity and gender tend to be the focal point in considering diversity and inclusion, we must also factor in the differing facets of individuals that may not always be visible, including but not limited to belief systems, values and perspectives.
As we remain mindful of others individual ideologies, let's choose to do so in a compassionate way that champions a culture of inclusion regardless of our varying viewpoints.
Watch the on-demand webinar now.