5 Reasons Why Inclusion is Important in Asia
by Laurindo Garcia, 19 April 2021
Countless studies have talked about the business case for an inclusive workplace culture in markets such as Australia, U.S. and U.K. But what about in Asia? The Inclusive Business Pledge breaks down the business case for inclusion with local case studies in Asia so you can include it in your next pitch to your employers or other stakeholders.
What does inclusion mean?
Put simply, an inclusive workplace culture is one that leverages different perspectives among individuals or groups to solve business problems. Inclusive companies often define their success by improving their bottomline while helping all employees to achieve their personal and professional goals.
Why should business leaders in Asia care about an inclusive workplace culture?
·The talent market in Asia is tight and competition is fierce.
·Technology and globalisation is disrupting the landscape for customers and supply chains.
·Employees, customers, investors and other stakeholders are increasing their expectations on companies to be inclusive due to rising social consciousness.
·Inclusive companies gain a competitive edge in attracting talent and spend less on retaining talent.
·Inclusive teams outperform non-inclusive teams in terms of productivity and problem solving.
· Inclusive companies are more more likely to capture new markets, ideate and execute new products and possess a deeper understanding of customers.
“An inclusive workplace culture is one that leverages different perspectives among individuals or groups to solve business problems.”
— Inclusive Business Pledge
Local Resources to Create an Inclusive Workplace Culture
· A Toolkit for Managing Workplace Diversity, Ministry of Manpower, Singapore
· Building gender-inclusive workplaces in Singapore: A practical guide for companies and human resource practitioners, Singapore Management University