Defining and Building Inclusion in Your Agency

Defining and Building Inclusion in Your Agency

Inclusion is an essential concept in today's diverse and changing world. It helps to create an environment where all individuals, regardless of their backgrounds, can feel welcome and respected. This blog post will discuss three key questions that can help define and build inclusion in your agency. By doing so, you can ensure that everyone can contribute and succeed in a positive and inclusive environment.

What Does Inclusion Mean for Your Agency?

Inclusion means recognizing that diversity is not just about having different faces in the room, but creating an environment where everyone feels seen, heard, and respected. Ultimately, it is about creating a culture that embraces everyone's unique contributions, but what does that mean for your agency? The lens of inclusion has to be removed from the textbook definition and applied based on the circumstances your agency will face. 

The first step is a definition, as you cannot fix what you can't define. Understanding your agency's psyche around inclusion starts with a few simple questions. How do your agency leaders define inclusion? Does everyone agree on the definition? 

How Can You Build an Inclusion Culture Within Your Agency?photo-1573167582108-000d05b2faad

Creating an inclusive culture within your agency is key to unlocking its potential for impact. This requires intentional effort and conscious inclusion of all members of the team. Here are some tips for building an inclusive environment: 

  1. Make inclusion a priority: It's vital that your agency has a strategy to address inclusion and that it is regularly discussed, reviewed, and amended. Make sure everyone understands the importance of inclusion and that it is a part of the agency's day-to-day operations.
  2. Encourage diversity of thought: Encourage diverse perspectives in decision-making and problem-solving processes. Foster an environment where ideas can be heard and shared without judgment or bias.
  3. Celebrate success: Highlight and recognize successes related to inclusion in the workplace. Celebrating small wins can motivate team members to progress on larger goals.

By taking steps to create an inclusive culture, your agency can become more effective, more efficient, and better prepared to achieve its goals.

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