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9 ways leaders can build a culture of belonging

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By illuminem briefings

· 2 min read

illuminem summarizes for you the essential news of the day. Read the full piece on Forbes or enjoy below:

🗞️ Driving the news: "Belonging" has emerged as a crucial element in workplace culture, complementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to form DEIB
• Leaders are increasingly recognized for their pivotal role in fostering an environment where employees feel valued and integral to the team's success 

🔭 The context: The concept of belonging in the workplace is manifested at three levels: the company, colleague, and leadership levels, 
• Each narrative contributes to a cohesive culture where employees resonate with the company's mission, feel camaraderie and support among peers, and are recognized for their unique contributions by leaders 

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: A culture of belonging not only enhances individual well-being but also drives collective success
• This culture contributes to a sustainable and inclusive work environment where diversity flourishes, and innovation is encouraged

⏭️ What's next: Leaders are encouraged to adopt nine actionable strategies to build a culture of belonging
• These include forging genuine connections, acknowledging unique contributions, prioritizing employee growth, and championing a team culture of belonging, among others

💬 One quote: Jennifer Brown, CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting, emphasizes, "Belonging can be built, as a leadership practice and discipline. Indeed, an environment of belonging is expected for the incoming generation of talent."

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