The Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce aims to create a welcoming and inclusive workplace. A place where business owners of all kinds can network and grow their businesses. While this is second nature to us, many workplaces still struggle to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels comfortable. 

Luckily, the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce has a few tips on how to create an inclusive workplace, and we’re here to share them with you!

Why Create an Inclusive Workplace?

Creating an inclusive workplace will not only build positivity but will also increase employee morale. Companies with a heavy emphasis on inclusivity have shown their employees have better productivity and growth. As a business owner, it is great to hear that your employees are not only excelling at work and doing the best they can, but they’re also happy while doing it.

How To Create an Inclusive Workplace

  • Listen to Employees

One of the ways the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce creates an inclusive environment is by listening to all of our members. When people feel like they are a part of something and their voices are heard, they are more likely to feel comfortable and included.

With that said, consider holding a weekly meeting for your employees where everyone can openly discuss current company events, ways to optimize processes, and any issues that may be arising within the company. Having this open communication will not only create this inclusive workplace you are looking for, but it will also greatly benefit your business in the long run.

  • Educate Leaders

It is essential that all supervisors, managers, and any other leaders within the company are frequently educated on new practices to create inclusive workplaces. Consider sending your leaders to yearly conferences where business executives from around the country can discuss strategies and positive experiences that they’ve had within their business, which will then, in turn, help yours.

What Are the Long-Term Benefits?

There are many benefits to creating an inclusive workplace, as briefly mentioned above. When employees feel as though they are included at work, it generates:

  • Higher productivity¬†
  • Accelerated business goals
  • Unity in the workplace
  • Less harassment and discrimination claims

The Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce

Treating everyone equally and with respect is incredibly important to the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce. Learn more about how you can become a part of our incredible organization; contact us, give us a call at 410-484-2337, or email us at info@greaterbaltimorechamber.org. We look forward to connecting with you!