As organizations become more diverse, job satisfaction and performance are increasingly tied to diversity, equity, and inclusion. That means that it’s more important than ever to create a culture of belonging where everyone can thrive.
At Kantola, we believe managers are an essential part of that equation and getting there means providing them with the skills, tools and strategies they need to engage in inclusive management practices that enable them to help create a work environment where everyone feels understood, valued and included.
But with so much information out there, how can you be sure your organization is taking concrete steps to nurture a sense of inclusion from the top down? We’ve sifted through the latest content from some top DEI influencers who honed in on the importance of inclusive management and what that means for your organization. Here’s what they have to say.
Tariq Meyers | Podcaster
In a recent episode of their podcast, Untapped, Tariq was joined by Taris Mullins, Senior Manager of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, and Talent Management at Telesign. Taris chats with Tariq about his unexpected journey to DEI leadership, and how to demonstrate to talent that your company is a welcoming place for them. Listen to the 40 minute episode here.
Megan Reitz | Leadership Professor and Author
Over the past 20 years, Megan Reitz’s research and practice has focused on how we can flourish in our workplaces through the way we speak with, listen to, learn from and care for one another. In her most recent Ted Talk, Megan discusses how leaders can rise to the challenge of building proactive and productive workplaces where every voice and perspective has the chance to make a difference. Watch the full 16 minute talk here.
Christopher Kenna | DEI Advocate and CEO
During #BisexualVisibility week, Chris was highlighted in an article meant to consider the unique challenges faced by bisexual people. Whether that’s having their identity flattened into either gay or straight, being perceived as unfaithful or hypersexualised against their will, the article asked Queer Leaders to share their experiences and where they would like to see progress for bisexual people in the workplace, and in the world. Read the full article here.
Rahimeh Ramezany | Intercultural Speaker
In a recent episode of their podcast, Inclusion Catalyst, Julien and Rahimeh Ramezany discuss and deconstruct the bias and lack of inclusivity that Muslim Americans experience. Together, they explore and give context to the issues that marginalized religious groups face, identify ways to ensure more equitable access for Muslim Americans in predominantly non-Muslim spaces, and discuss other issues affecting her community. Listen to the full 35 minutes here.