Willing an inclusive culture doesn’t make it so. And neither does just talking about it.
For business leaders who’ve committed to being more inclusive, their #communications style will be as impactful as the words they use & actions they take.
Spruiking your company’s policies and procedures isn’t going to cut it.
A recent Harvard Business Review article provides pointers from inclusive leaders:
👯 They use audience-centred language – they identify their audience’s needs & personalise their language.
📚 They demonstrate their subject matter expertise – they provide both content & relevance.
👄 They’re authentic – their words match their intentions & their actions.
It’s about your audience knowing you genuinely care about inclusion, & that they can trust you’ll do what you say you’ll do.
So if inclusion is on your list for 2021, take charge of your message & apply the learnings from other leaders who are crushing it.