Promote Equality and Diversity to Create a Humanized Organization
A humanized organization is one that supports diversity and equality in the workplace.
Since the New York Times published that expose on the now-disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual impropriety, Hollywood and various other industries have made great strides to overcome workplace inequality.
Through global movements such as #TimesUp and #MeToo, women and men from all around the globe have gained a platform where they can speak up and stand up against the prejudices and injustices they often have to face, especially from those in power at their workplaces.
Step 1: A committee on equality and diversity should be created and tasked to ensure that the company promotes equitable hiring. Of course, this team must be diverse in nature.
Step 2: You must offer job opportunities to a diverse audience. Always encourage minorities and women to send in their applications, and make sure hiring managers and team leads give these applicants equal consideration.
Step 3: Review company policies and make sure the organization complies with federal laws. Rewrite if you must, and have the legal department review the policies before they are implemented. Schedule periodic reviews, and keep the policies up-to-date.
Step 4: You must invest in workplace diversity, sensitivity, and harassment training. These programs can equip employees with the necessary skills and strategies to advance their careers. Plus, it should strengthen workplace relationships. For new hires, set mentoring programs to make the adjustment process easier for them.
Step 5: Set progressive disciplinary procedures for the company to follow whenever an employee files a complaint against a co-worker or their boss. Reprimand the necessary people if they convey racial discrimination and other inappropriate behavior.
And, remember to set a good example. Don’t be afraid to take the necessary measures if your own boss happens to be in the wrong. So many employees are counting on you. If you fail to address the elephant in the room, they will continue to lose trust.
For equality to be prevalent within the organization, gender, religious beliefs, and other aspects of cultural identity should not dictate employees’ rights. Everyone must have equal opportunities for employment and equal access to resources and benefits for development.