Belonging and Diversity

Posted by: Rod Kurtz on October 20, 2008

The drive to belong and feel a part of something larger than ourselves is fundamental to being human. In a small business, a sense of belonging leads to cohesion, innovation, and achievement. It’s important to take a hard look at any factors that may be excluding, displacing, or alienating key people. Consider, for example, any gaps in diversity, including diversity of style, background, personality type, and other cultural factors—any or all of which may slam doors on people and novel ideas. Where can your small business open doors to a greater sense of belonging in your organization?

David Peck
President
Leadership Unleashed
Palm Springs, Calif.

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