3 brilliant ways to build inclusivity in 2023
When it comes to organizations, members of Gen Z tend to be drawn to those that practice inclusivity as part of their values. More than 60 percent of the young people we surveyed in 2020 said people should be treated equally no matter what it takes to do so, and nearly 40 percent said they’d only join an organization if inclusion was a top priority.
It’s not enough to be diverse – young people want to be in environments where steps are being taken to be welcoming, supportive and respectful of all people. As DEI expert and Netflix’s head of inclusion strategy Vernā Myers says, “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.” Because inclusion represents an overall feeling of belonging, it can be a challenge to gauge how well an organization is doing it via a survey or some other measure – it takes more nuance. Here are four ways to build the type of inclusivity that attracts and retains Gen Zers: