Remote leadership at this particular time is vital to the smooth running of all businesses, both big and small. With many people’s day to day work patterns changing, it’s easy to slip into old habits. That’s why leaders need to be sure that they prioritize inclusion now more than ever.
We thought we’d share with you this great article for the Harvard Business Review by Ruchika Tulshyan. Ruchika is a passionate advocate and thought-leader on creating equity in the workplace. She is also the founder of Candour, an inclusion strategy firm and author of “The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality in the Workplace.”
Ruchika proposes the following strategies to assure leaders are prioritizing inclusion:
- Provide equal access to remote work technology
- Implement methods so virtual meetings are equitable
- Share challenges and vulnerabilities
- Understand gender bias
- Reach out to anyone who may be affected by the crisis
- Show compassion
These uncertain times give us a particular opportunity to look at ways to create more inclusive workplaces. The hope is to take what we learn and continue to lead more inclusively and with empathy once we are beyond this crisis.
“Leaders must prioritize inclusion right now, more than ever. Organizations are much more likely to be innovative in the face of this crisis if they seek input from a diverse group of employees who approach problems from a variety of perspectives. And at the same time, employees from historically underrepresented groups may feel less safe about speaking up.”
Click the link below to visit the Harvard Business Review website and read Ruchika’s great piece on inclusive remote leadership.