How leadership coaching creates an inclusive workplace
October 28, 2021at7:00 AM
Stop for a moment and think about how many hours a day you spend at work…. Seems like a lot, right?
Well, now consider a workplace where you didn't get along with your colleagues, felt underappreciated, or not valued….probably seems like an even longer day.
When leaders in an organization focus on creating an inclusive culture (one that is based on justice and respect for all, values and integrates difference, empowers and recognizes all), employees may still spend the same number of hours at work, but the time spent can be engaging, enriching, and...dare we say...fulfilling.
So how can Socius Strategieshelp your organization achieve this? We work with leaders at all levels of the organization to support them in leadership coaching to create an inclusive culture.
Why is this important? We will give you three reasons:
Creates mutual respect and understanding
Coaching can help individuals gain an understanding of their biases and beliefs and how they may impact the way they lead; in other words, "If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going" - Maya Angelou. Understanding your own beliefs allows you to learn how they can impact your thoughts and behaviors. It will enable someone to make positive and impactful changes to create a culture of respect and understanding. Through role modeling this openness to change, you give others the chance to challenge their own beliefs and make changes that can contribute to an inclusive environment.
Celebrating and valuing differences
Diversity is more than what we look like or how we talk; it's about our backgrounds and life experience as well. By celebrating those from diverse backgrounds, we're bringing more perspective to the table as a collective unit. When we have different perspectives on topics, we get the opportunity to think of new solutions to problems, pitch new ideas, and promote forward-thinking. When we actively ask everyone for their input and perspective, we create a place where differences are celebrated, valued, and people feel like they belong.
Establishes a culture of inclusion
Coaching encourages leaders to examine processes as compensation and promotion for fairness, inclusivity, and equity. As this mindset takes hold, it becomes expected that everyone is included. Moreover, once this culture has been established, it can become infused into the hallways, the meetings, and everyday communication.
Schedule a consultation
If you'd like to learn more about leadership coaching, get in touch with our team today. We can help you identify areas where you can improve your culture of inclusion to create a more welcoming environment for all of your employees. Reach out by calling 415-722-7503. You can also send a message using our onlinecontactform, and we'll get back to you within 48 hours.