Cultural Awareness and Belonging

Cultural Awareness and Belonging

Belonging is essential to humans.

Psychologists rank our need to belong on par with our need for love. When companies emphasize a culture of belonging, they call everyone in, creating space in the conversation to address our shared humanity and build a bridge to greater empathy and inclusion for the groups that are the most marginalized in the workplace today.

To build a culture of belonging and reap the many benefits for employers and employees, we must have a clear understanding of what it means to belong at work. We feel we belong at work when we are:

  1. Seen for our unique contributions
  2. Connected to our coworkers
  3. Supported in our daily work and career development
  4. Proud of our organization’s values and purpose

*Source: Harvard Business Review

Below are some optional self-directed learning opportunities.

How to Inspire the Art of Belonging – Ted Talk
Status Podcast – Immigration and People
Power of Belonging – Key Findings
Cultural Awareness eLearning Online Training Course