Companies who want their employees to be properly invested in what they do must first prove they have everyone's wellbeing at heart.

At some companies, employees feel like they have to change to fit in. If that Is the case, the company isn't embracing diversity.

One organisation has been doing just that with a range of initiatives that promote diversity, inclusion and a strong sense of belonging among all its people — and the wider community.

Managers recognise the value of diversity and inclusion, but embracing it is still aspirational, according to a recent article in the Harvard Business Review by Mackenzie and Correll1.

At some companies, employees feel like they have to change to fit in and if that is the case, the company isn't embracing diversity.

At Stryker, it isn't aspirational - people don’t have to change to fit in. It is about belonging: closely examining and broadening the definitions of success and celebrating what each person adds.

Triona says “here, at Stryker, we embrace that approach. Our teams feel encouraged and supported in what they bring through their varied and diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our employees have a strong sense of belonging; they don't have to adjust to fit in. We welcome people for who they are, and celebrate what they bring."

 


1 Diversity. Two Powerful Ways Managers Can Curb Implicit Bias, by Lori Mackenzie and Shelley Correll, October 01, 2018, Harvard Business Review