Inclusion should be reflected in an organization’s culture, practices and relationships that are in place to support a diverse workforce. Inclusion is the process of creating a working culture and environment that recognizes, appreciates, seeks out and effectively utilizes the talents, skills, and perspectives of every employee. Inclusion uses employee skills to achieve the agency’s objectives and mission, connects each employee to the organization, and encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness. It empowers authenticity and a sense of belonging.
(Alliance DEI Terminology, July 2021)