The worst way to operationalize Belonging is to make it an every day commitment with everyone except leaders.
Those without access to power already know what it feels like to be excluded and now you want them to take on the emotional tax of education, implementation, and sustainable change too?
After having worked for years in Diversity and Inclusion, I know these 3 things:
Diversity and Inclusion cannot be in the hands of people also working on compliance.
Diversity and Inclusion needs to be in every leaders framework of change.
Business schools are not instilling the importance of Diversity and Inclusion and imbibing a Culture of Belonging as a part of leadership success.
In order to do better, we need to do better.