A recent two-part series on workplace inclusion featured Dr. G. Rumay Alexander, clinical professor and director of the SON Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Published by MinorityNurse.com, the first part of the series focused on defining inclusion and exploring what inclusion means to different people. “You have to define terms and explore it and explain it a little more carefully,” Dr. Alexander told MinorityNurse. “A prime example is that people talk about respect. The fact of the matter is that ten different people have ten different definitions of respect.”
In the second part, Dr. Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN, spoke about workplace culture and how a team can work towards changing their approach to work so their environment is more inclusive. She shared five steps teams can take, starting with a commitment to “be decent with one another.”