Recognition is the secret ingredient in bringing diversity and inclusion together

Repeating a phrase often enough can sometimes give a false impression that we understand its meaning. Diversity and inclusion is a prime example. As a term, it’s embedded in organisations across the globe, but, while it’d be crass to suggest it as nothing more than buzzwords, deconstruction is necessary if D&I is considered truly a success.

The diversity side of D&I is not difficult to grasp, and it can be achieved somewhat mathematically – at least in terms of recruiting employees from a range of backgrounds, and with a range of visible or physical traits – but it is all too easy to assume that inclusivity will naturally follow.