Back into the office? The importance of diversity and wellbeing within your working environment
A company’s constant effort to drive its diversity and wellbeing couldn’t be more important in the ever-changing working landscape. As we all start to head back into offices there is strong evidence building that links employee diversity and wellbeing to a better and more positive performance for the organisation and for the individual.
There is no doubt that the importance of diversity is a key ingredient of success for the coming months and years.
Diversity, inclusion, and employee well-being are all linked:
- Employees with high levels of well-being feel more inclusive
- Workplaces that are inclusive support enhanced employee well-being
- Successful well-being initiatives support the unique needs and requirements of different employees
- Best-practice diversity and inclusion recognise mental health and well-being as a diversity issue
Wellbeing: inclusive workplaces support your employees to have a:
- A positive self-concept
- Professional achievement and job satisfaction
- Work-life balance
- Connection with others
- Pro-social behaviour
How can you promote these in your workplace?
- Appoint employees to champion Diversity, Inclusion and wellbeing working with your senior management team
- Make a point of educating yourself and your senior management team by actively looking for new perspectives and ideas
- Creating a workplace and organisation where different perspectives are valued and embraced – e.g. treat others how they want to be treated
- Observe diverse traditions, celebrations, and holidays from other cultures
- Diversity and inclusion activities can take many forms, make sure you contribute to the cultural diversity of your own workplace