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From words to action: DEI Initiatives transforming workplaces


Shilpa Sinha Harsh is the SVP – Global Corporate Communications, CSR and D&I at HGS

Shilpa Harsh

Article originally published on BW Businessworld

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In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have emerged as critical pillars for organisational success. Embracing these values not only drives innovation and growth but also boosts employee engagement, leading to improved decision-making and adaptability.

True inclusion goes beyond just hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds; it involves creating an environment, where everyone feels respected and empowered to share their unique perspectives. When individuals are valued, respected, and supported, they are more likely to be productive, collaborative and committed to their work. By adopting an ‘inclusion first’ approach, organisations not only attract top talent but also cultivate a culture of collaboration and creativity. Research consistently demonstrates that diverse teams outperform homogeneous ones, resulting in enhanced problem-solving, increased innovation, and better decision-making.

Here are some measures to make workplaces inclusive.

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