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Creating A Culturally Inclusive Organisational Culture By Cate Murden

Most workplaces are – thankfully – a cultural cauldron in which unique customs and traditions mix in harmony, instilling in staff a sense of belonging. Those that fail to provide an environment that perpetuates a sense of belonging will be rendered futile. Figures show that a high sense of belonging is linked success: 56% increase […]

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Most workplaces are – thankfully – a cultural cauldron in which unique customs and traditions mix in harmony, instilling in staff a sense of belonging. Those that fail to provide an environment that perpetuates a sense of belonging will be rendered futile. Figures show that a high sense of belonging is linked success: 56% increase in job performance, 75% reduction in sick days and a 50% drop in turnover risk. So why is it that more than 40% of people feel emotionally and physically isolated at work? This can be explained by an absence of shared characteristics and feeling different from colleagues, which can arise through differences in ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or simply social or professional background. It’s important to create cultures that enable peak performance, just as is creating cultures of belonging – one where people matter. Where marginalised, underrepresented or excluded people are no longer dependent on an…

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