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Allyship amplified: overlooked keys to inclusive organizational change

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🗞️ Driving the news: Organizations are increasingly recognizing the importance of allyship at both individual and organizational levels
• Key actions include making allyship a leadership competency, prioritizing psychological safety, and clarifying inclusive language

🔭 The context: Allyship as a leadership competency involves holding leaders accountable for inclusive behavior, such as setting inclusion goals in performance reviews, a practice that led to significant increases in diversity and inclusion programming participation at companies like Microsoft

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Promoting psychological safety and inclusive language in the workplace is crucial for fostering an environment where all employees feel valued and empowered
• This not only enhances team performance but also contributes to a more equitable and inclusive society

⏭️ What's next: Organizations must continue to develop and implement strategies that embed these principles in their culture
• This includes training leaders, using tools like the Qualtrics 360 for feedback, and creating initiatives that promote understanding and use of inclusive language

💬 One quote: "Allyship cannot happen in an environment that is not psychologically safe" (Julie Kratz, founder of Next Pivot Point and Little Allie)

📈 One stat: Implementing these allyship actions has led to a 270% increase in voluntary diversity and inclusion programming participation in some organizations


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