The way we discuss and approach diversity, equity & inclusion in the workplace is changing. It wasn’t long ago that we only spoke about diversity & inclusion, and before that just diversity.
Organization and teams are diverse; built from a range of individuals (gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, language, educational, background etc.) appreciating each other.
Each employee is an individual, whose experiences, needs, and opportunities need to be acknowledged and appreciated. Employees have fair opportunities to work, develop and participate. Equity encourages and creates a practice of fair treatment and offers fair access to opportunities for all, despite of certain personal or physical characteristics.
Create understanding on what people need in policies, processes, physical spaces, and products to feel valued and included. Incorporate it into the work environment.