Our Definition Of Inclusion
- Inclusion is engaging the uniqueness of the talents, beliefs, backgrounds,
capabilities, and ways of living of individuals and groups when joined
in a common endeavor.
- Inclusion is engaging differences to create a culture of belonging
in which people are valued and honored for the improvement of our
society, world, and enterprises.
- Inclusive behaviors are those practices and behaviors that leverage
and honor the uniqueness of people¡¦s different talents,
beliefs, and ways of living. Inclusive behavior transcends all differences
among people by acknowledging and honoring the group identities we
all possess while at the same time not being restricted by those identities.
- When one is defined by the concept of a group, people can be limited
by their knowledge or beliefs about that particular group. Instead,
inclusion embraces similarities and differences at the individual
and group levels for the attainment of the common endeavor.
Key Elements of Inclusion
- Actively including others in collaboration and co-creation processes
to maximize individual and collective contributions.
- Involving the right people (regardless of rank or tenure) in innovation,
decision-making, market development and leadership toward the common
- Learning to live and work together.
- Promoting values and practices that demonstrate openness, respect,
collaboration and appreciation of the validity of different points
- Recognizing and supporting the intrinsic value of all human beings
by creating and sustaining conditions that foster equity, empowerment,
awareness and competence at the personal, group and organizational
Core Values of Inclusion
- Commitment-Take personal and organizational responsibility to ensure
that the principles and values of inclusion are practiced.
- Passion-Have an unwavering desire for a culture of belonging
- Courage-Stand up, speak up and defend a culture of belonging. Challenge
the status quo.
- Authenticity- Always be real and transparent with others. Demonstrate
open communication, vulnerability, respect, and acceptance of one
- Interdependence-Respect and value all participants in our common
endeavor. Reach out and engage various constituents and create
partnerships, collaborations, community, and respectful conflict resolution.
- Integrity-Behave so that others will trust, respect and believe
your actions, words and intentions.
Benefits of Inclusion