“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” That is my favorite quote by diversity advocate Verna Myers.
As it relates to the workplace, it means a genuine feeling that you are happy that I am here. Inclusion is the key component that moves organizations diversity forward. Inclusion goes beyond tolerance to celebrating and elevating every person in the organization.
In its simplest form, inclusion ensures that no employee is left out or behind because of their uniqueness and differences as it relates to race, religion, disability, sex or other factors.