Diversity & Inclusion-II

Leveraging ERG Allies to Build a Positive Organizational Culture

Bridging differences in a diverse workforce is an important strategy for creating and maintaining a positive productive culture. Employee resource groups are prime sources of allies who can build alliances across diversity in every category.
— By Belinda Jones

Diversity in the workplace continues to grow with companies embracing people of different generations, faiths, disabilities and personal identities. Bridging these differences to develop a cohesive workplace, while enabling authenticity, is challenging but necessary to reinforcing a positive organizational culture.

It is not a goal that can be pursued by one manager or one Human Resources department. It takes allies who serve as proactive and deliberate champions, creating an environment in which people respect differences. Just as importantly, allies help an organization leverage differences because they help people feel psychologically safe in expressing their unique perspectives, e...

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