Inclusion Nudge for April:
Our 𝐈𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐍𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞 for April:
The Inclusive-Language Nudge!
As we strive to create more inclusive workplaces, it’s important to be mindful of our language and how it may unintentionally exclude or marginalize others. A simple but powerful way to promote inclusive language is to use gender-neutral pronouns.
When we use gender-neutral pronouns like “they” or “them” instead of assuming someone’s gender with “he” or “she”, we create a more welcoming and respectful environment for everyone. It acknowledges that not everyone identifies with the traditional gender binary and helps to reduce bias and discrimination.
Here’s a quick example: instead of writing “he or she should contact the HR department”, try “they should contact the HR department” instead. It’s a small change but it can make a big difference.
Let’s continue to explore practical inclusion nudges like this one to create more inclusive workplaces where everyone feels valued and respected.