Fostering an Inclusive Environment
Each year, the firm’s Training and Education group offers a training program for attorneys and staff in each of the firm’s offices.
This year's training opportunity, entitled, “Fostering an Inclusive Workplace: Authenticity and Civil Engagement,” presented three primary components of an inclusive work environment and highlighted direct feedback from our firm wide 2016 inclusiveness survey, completed by 734 attorneys and staff members.
Throughout the presentation, skills were learned to build a more inclusive working environment through the use of the three primary components – authenticity, civility and professionalism – which lead to increased engagement, job satisfaction and productivity.
Following the presentation, attendees were able to reflect on what it means to encourage authenticity in an office setting and the importance of balancing different perspectives and opinions, all while valuing individuals and treating everyone with dignity and respect.