Diversity/inclusion will not succeed if it does not include empathy/integration and a holistic vision for culture change, that goes way beyond the workplace.
Real diversity and inclusion is a process with a goal of full integration into an organization’s DNA. That means creating an individual mindset, and an organizational culture of empathy. Real empathy means being willing, and taking the time to see people who are different, as capable of love, grief, happiness, and not just as members of a monolithic group.
Some people find this scary, because it would mean giving up hate, misplaced anger and blame, and questioning mistaken beliefs about other people and the world that they’ve carrie with them most of their lives.
Anyone and everyone can change, and grow and become diversity and inclusion champions.
Diversity & Inclusion = Integration + empathy +action = a less stressful workplace + a safer world for everyone