It’s episode 25 of Blended: I’m joined by another fantastic panel of guests and, today, we’re talking about acceptance, inclusion, and what the difference is between the two.
This is a phrase that we’re hearing more and more, but I’m not sure it’s something that everybody fully understands just yet. There are a lot of misconceptions about exactly what these two terms actually mean and stand for, but ultimately the impact on the people around them is huge. I know you’ve been waiting for us to dive into this, so let’s get to it.
Today, our guests will be exploring exactly what acceptance and inclusion mean; sharing their personal experiences; discussing whether the rise in popularity of the phrase is a good thing or a bad thing; giving us tips on how to spot and foster a healthy environment at work and in our homes.
IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
“Maybe inclusion is the initial word but maybe acceptance is the journey that we need to be on”- Sarah
“Inclusion actually says it doesn’t matter what you think. I’ve got a right to be here because I am who I am in my authentic self.” – Jason
- Breaking down systemic barriers
- Excluding while trying to be inclusive
- Does the word inclusion bring out trust?
- Misunderstanding of the word inclusion
- Dominant vs. non-dominant groups
- Is social media really an ally?
[32.13] The panel discusses educating people.
- How do we get the work done?
- Creating a more inclusive workplace
- Who can represent groups?
- Challenges corporations have representing groups
“It’s a journey that does not have a final destination.”- Gabby
- Ongoing journey
- Self Reflection
[49.17] Sarah, Audrey & Nate touch more on education and the words acceptance and inclusion.
- Representation in the workplace
- Correlating acceptance to rejection
- Understand how we are using the words
- Not letting them become buzzwords
- Supporting people the way they need to be supported
- Indicators of inclusion in the workplace
- Impact as individuals in organizations
- Using the power and tools you have available
- Be curious and educate yourself
- Building Awareness
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