Why We Should Have Inclusive Management
Having an inclusive management team in your company allows your company to make impartial decisions that are not influenced by any biases that members of your management team may have.
When your company’s public image showcases the diversity of your management team, you are essentially telling your customers that you are making the best decisions possible, and that there is little chance of a decision being made that wouldn’t benefit as much of the company and its customers as possible.
What is an inclusive management team?
Inclusive management is a combination that involves working towards a common goal, making inclusive decisions, and ensuring that the entire body of staff understands how necessary a wider frame of support is for the company.
Successful managers recognise that reward is the pathway to success.
Individuals in the company’s workforce are more likely to feel like they’re valued and appreciated if their work is being noticed.
When employees are particularly motivated, they are inclined to work even harder and be more productive.
Inclusive management teams embrace the notion that every single person in an organisation matters.
In being a part of this way of thinking, inclusive managers end up having many more unconventional management practices than typical management teams.
Why inclusive management hiring practices work
Inclusive management teams hire their new employees differently.
They hire for talent, rather than scrutinising a candidate’s application and CV.
The recruitment process of this type of management team starts well before any new employees walk through the door for interviews.
Members of an inclusive management team will seek out particular qualities in the individuals that have applied for open positions.
They might be looking for creativity, flexibility, or someone who has shown strong leadership skills in their application.
What makes this process different to standard hiring processes, is the ability that these managers have to look beyond a document.
They are aware that the best candidates may be the most unorthodox ones; they may not hire based on skills or qualifications.
They know how to separate the crown of applications in a way that pushes forward those who fit the role best but may not have the relevant experience needed.
Inclusive management hiring techniques are not about lowering the standards of hiring, but rather, seeking out those who can offer innate talent.
Inclusive managers are open-minded, opportunistic, and are more meticulous when they are overseeing the application process.
Why companies need inclusive management
Today’s workplaces are complex.
The speed of business has accelerated, yes, but most companies also have diverse workplaces.
For many of these companies, diversity has come at a financial cost. But for those who use diversity to deliver company benefits such as growth and innovation come from less stressful workplaces.
Using inclusive management as the driving force behind a company and its values places an emphasis on creating a better workplace environment; one where every worker feels valued.
When your workers feel valued, they work better – it’s that simple.
To be inclusive, your management team should be diverse.
A business’ culture starts with its leaders, and if your company wants an open and empowering work culture, then it can start at the top; lead by example, if you will.
Ensure that there is time for company employees to socialise and support them in their work.
Happy employees are more productive; that is a fact.
Diversity doesn’t need to be a costly endeavour for any company; in fact, many should seek to be more diverse to reap the benefits that come with having a talent pool full of potential employees who are constantly overlooked for someone “more qualified”.