Inclusion on Purpose

Inclusion on Purpose An Intersectional Approach to Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work

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Few would disagree that inclusion is both the right thing to do and good for business. Then why are we so terrible at it? If we believe in the morality and the profitability of including people of diverse and underestimated backgrounds in the workplace, why don't we do it? Because, explains Ruchika Tulshyan in this eye-opening book, we don't realise that inclusion takes awareness, intention, and regular practice. Inclusion doesn't just happen; we have to work at it. Tulshyan presents inclusion best practices, showing how leaders and organisations can meaningfully promote inclusion and diversity. Tulshyan centers the workplace experience of women of colour, who are subject to both gender and racial bias. It is at the intersection of gender and race, she shows, that we discover the kind of inclusion policies that benefit all. Tulshyan debunks the idea of the "level playing field" and explains how leaders and organisations can use their privilege for good by identifying and exposing bias, knowing that they typically have less to lose in speaking up than a woman of colour does. She explains why "leaning in" doesn't work-and dismantling structural bias does; warns against hiring for "culture fit," arguing for "culture add" instead; and emphasises the importance of psychological safety in the workplace-you need to know that your organisation has your back. With this important book, Tulshyan shows us how we can make progress toward inclusion and diversity-and we must start now.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262046558
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 658.3008
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 279
Weight: 502g
Height: 161mm
Width: 236mm
Spine width: 30mm