Voices of The Coalition: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace provide the organization with a competitive advantage, provide a positive impact on the organization’s performance, and allow for impactful and in-depth decision making.
Community Engagement Voices of The Coalition: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
The Anti-Racism and Equity Coalition has members from all departments on campus to ensure the mission permeates throughout Barry University, so that we may gain unique perspectives.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE
BY: MANISHA PATEL, MBA
Diversity and inclusion are every employee’s responsibility in creating, shaping, and maintaining an engaged and supportive workplace as they promote higher performance, lower turnover, and improve overall organizational results. Diversity and inclusion in the workplace provide the organization with a competitive advantage, provide a positive impact on the organization’s performance, and allow for impactful and in-depth decision making. Specific behaviors and skills that are conducive to an inclusive and diverse workplace setting stimulate both individual and team productivity and growth through leveraging a variety of perspectives, backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets.
Inclusive workplace practices help to effectively unleash the unique potential among employees. Diversity allows for the exploration of differences in a positive, safe, and embracing environment through understanding, empathy, and tolerance. Celebrating and cultivating diversity is instrumental toy our understanding. By acknowledging the various differences among us, we allow these differences to inform our values, our minds, and our way of being. With continuous and cognizant recognition of diversity and inclusion, together we all thrive!
Manisha joined Barry in August 2019, she serves as the Human Resources Compensation Partner, and she is currently enrolled in the EdD program at Barry. Manisha enjoys teaching as an Adjunct faculty at Miami Dade College where many are first generation college students. Manisha joined the coalition with the eagerness and the commitment to diversity, inclusivity and social justice at Barry and in creating and maintaining an equal and positive environment for all.