How to Help your people Belong

What can you do to create a strong sense of belonging within your organization?
  • Lead with an inspirational mission and purpose that aligns and creates an emotional connection with all employees.
  • Encode and live by a strong set of values that guide both business and interpersonal behaviors. Emphasize things like respect, collaboration and fun.
  • Set the expectation and train your leaders to be champions of your purpose and exemplars of your values. Teach them how to be open, available and inclusive.
  • Immediately and decisively deal with behavior that is not in line with your values, especially if it occurs with someone in a leadership position.
  • Know and respect all employees as complete individuals with their own personal relationships, interests and challenges.
  • Communicate openly and inclusively, particularly regarding business or organizational issues that have the potential to adversely affect employees.
  • Encourage positive social connection and enjoyment in the workplace.
  • Provide vehicles and opportunities for all employees to have a voice.
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