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Building Inclusive Organizations

You've heard the terms:

Diversity. Inclusion. Respecting difference. Interpersonal communication. Teamwork. Cultural competence. Global society.

What does it all mean to the aspiring professional?

Employers across job sectors are seeking to hire people who are highly capable of working collaboratively with others from different professional disciplines, racial and ethnic backgrounds, economic situations, spiritual beliefs and countries. 

One way to set yourself apart from other job candidates is to develop the ability to work on diverse, high performing teams. 

It starts by learning with, about, and from others who come from different backgrounds. Here's are 10 ways to get started on the path toward inclusiveness.

The other resources in this section with help you hone those skills further.

Good Reads:

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion's book list

An everyone culture: Becoming a deliberately developmental organization. Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey, 2016

The Culture Map: Decoding how people think, lead, and get things done across cultures. Erin Meyer, 2014

Cultural Intelligence: A guide to working with people from other cultures. Brooks Peterson, 2004