Have you ever worked somewhere you couldn’t be yourself? Ever felt like you had to check part of yourself at the door? A fascinating study by Deloitte found that more than half of us conceal an integral part of ourselves at work. If you’ve ever felt like this, perhaps you might find the following film a little too familiar.
For people to reach their true potential, they must first feel free to live and work as their authentic selves. An inclusive workplace encourages this, by fostering an environment where individuals are empowered to speak up, contribute their ideas, and pursue a career free of limitations. Inclusive workplaces are happier and more productive spaces for people to work and as a result, these workplaces perform better than their less inclusive counterparts.
Inclusion fuels innovation, enabling new and better ways of working by considering things from as many perspectives as possible. Additionally, whether or not a business is seen to be inclusive will impact how desirable they are as a prospective employer. Simply put, businesses seeking to attract the best talent in the market need to ensure they foster a diverse and inclusive workplace. If they want to retain their most talented employees, they need to ensure the product matches the packaging.
“Employees working in an inclusive team are 10 times more likely to be highly effective than those in non-inclusive teams”*
We are dedicated to continuing to champion and promote inclusion within our business. Diversity has always been at the heart of SBS, providing multilingual and multicultural television, radio and digital media services to all of Australia. We’re proud of the job we do and we’re also incredibly proud of our diverse workforce. That’s why we’re committed to continuing to build a world-class inclusive workplace that enables all our team to bring their best authentic self to work. To find out more about commitment to workplace inclusion, take a look at our three year plan.
“A recent study by the Diversity Council of Australia found employees in inclusive workplaces are 19 times more likely to be satisfied with their job”*