Inclusion isn’t just a buzzword for human resources, it’s one of the pillars of an effective business strategy. When more employees are involved in the strategy process, engagement and performance have been proven to improve. When a diverse cross-section of employees are included the sense of ownership, clarity and purpose are emboldened throughout the company. This has also been found to boost financial performance.
If you are looking for ways to increase inclusion it is important to think about it across two dimensions:
Breadth of inclusion: You should ask how many people are you involving and from how many divisions.
Depth of inclusion: What are you asking them to do? How are you inviting their participation in the process?
If you are ready to move forward, the following four techniques are effective ways of expanding your…