Belonging Has Never Been More Important
At Glint our mission is to help people be happier and more successful at work. We cannot achieve this mission if every member of the workforce does not feel like they belong.
The acts of violence toward the Black community that have sparked worldwide protests show that systemic issues continue to hold us back from creating a more just society. And while this inflection point goes far beyond the workplace, those of us who are responsible for the way our companies interact with their people have arguably one of the most powerful roles to play. In fact, as we have seen many companies come out strongly in support of an overhaul of these systemic inequities, we’ve also seen that staying silent during a time like this can be detrimental.
We know conversations about race have historically been avoided in the workplace, but now is the time to get uncomfortable and create joint accountability for progress. We don’t pretend to have all the answers but know that listening to and responding to employee feedback, and having ongoing conversations about things that matter, are habits that stand the test of time. We hope our community of leaders, committed to People Success, are up for the challenge to help our organizations become more equitable and just. If you are searching for a place to start, we recommend these resources:
Blog Posts Developed by our People Science Team
A Leader’s Guide to Employee Engagement, Diversity, and Belonging
Why Belonging is Important at Work: Employee Engagement and Diversity
How Employee Engagement Can Foster Workplace Inclusion
Caring for our Well-being While Working in Times of Distress
How to Connect with Employees in Times of Distress
External Expert Resources
Listen: Code Switch
Read: How Organizations Can Support the Mental Health of Black Employees
Watch: LinkedIn Learning Path – Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging for All (Free until August 31)