As organizations continue to prioritize and recognize the valuable contributions brought on by a diverse and inclusive workplace, they must hire people of all abilities to generate better business ideas and to serve customers in the best possible way.
Creating an organization that values diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) goes beyond simply hiring people of different abilities, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations. The way in which leadership and other company stakeholders talk to and about these employees also matters.
When it comes to how people talk to and about people with disabilities, it’s not always done in the most inclusive way. When having conversations with employees with disabilities, make sure you are being respectful and treating the person with dignity by avoiding these six things: