According to our original research from BetterUp Labs, the best way to boost an employee’s sense of belonging is to ask "what would you do if you were in charge?"
Encourage your employee(s) to share what policies, practices, or leadership priorities would make them feel more included.
Example policies might be:
Requesting that people "raise their hand" before speaking up
Having leaders ask people who haven't said anything to share any thoughts they might have
Ensuring that the note taker for the meeting changes each time.
This has two benefits:
The very act of considering how to change things has been proven to repair the negative effects of exclusion.
You might come away from the conversation with some great ideas you can put into place.
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