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Building a Culture of Inclusivity

Effective Internal Communication For Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Learn how to use internal communications to create and sustain an inclusive workplace and ensure everyone feels like they belong and that they are valued.
EAN: 9781398610392
Edition: 1
Format: 234 x 156
320 pages

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About the book

Diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) have never been so important in organizations and yet many feel inadequately prepared. In this guide, the authors combine their expert knowledge to provide a practical approach to bridge this skills and knowledge gap for those delivering Internal Communications.

Navigating DEI language can be difficult, but Building a Culture of Inclusivity will help Internal Communication professionals, HR and business leaders engage employees in driving culture change to ensure everyone feels valued and like they belong. This book provides a roadmap to manage tangible change consistently throughout the year and techniques that avoid inauthenticity. It also explains how to identify and move away from performative tokenistic actions and biases to help develop effective deliverables that help every colleague in their organization feel included.

This book offers support for conversations with leaders to help them drive the diversity agenda and understand the importance of cultivating a culture of inclusivity across their workforce through their internal communications. Inherently practical, Building a Culture of Inclusivity provides case studies of exemplar DEI communications, exercises for self-assessment and templates to complete to identify goals and strategies. Written by two experienced Internal Communication Professionals, this book will help you understand how to construct and sustain an inclusive workplace where progress leads to results.

About the authors

Priya Bates is President and owner of Inner Strength Communication and co-founder of A Leader Like Me podcast. Based in Toronto, Canada, she is an Accredited Business Communicator and a Certified Strategic Communication Management Professionals.
Advita Patel is the Director of CommsRebel, co-host of award-winning podcast, CalmEdgedRebels and A Leader Like Me. Based in Manchester, UK, she is a Chartered PR practitioner and a Fellow of CIPR. In 2022 she was named one of the top 100 Northern Asian British entrepreneurs.

  • This new book is a must-read for anyone working in internal communications. It highlights the need for effective communication around DEI efforts in order to make them stick and yield results. In particular, the authors argue that DEI initiatives will fail without good communication, as employees won't know how to get involved or what behaviour is expected of them in order to be inclusive. This book is packed full of practical advice and guidance to help communicators enable, engage and empower colleagues to deliver on DEI programmes. Particularly useful are the questions dotted throughout the book to help you reflect on your work and your organisation, to help you plan how to take action. This book includes a comprehensive and fascinating history of internal communication, and lays bare a compelling argument for why DEI is essential for organisational survival. I highly recommend this book to anyone working in internal comms - it's the kind of book you'll underline, scribble in the margins and come back to for reference time and time again.
  • Joanna Parsons, Director of Colleague Experience, Bentley Systems

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