Is Your Manager a Member of an Employee Resource Group? [112 words]

In a company’s home office recently, I noticed a number of executive offices with signs of support for various Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). Seeing this support from managers was powerful.

  • It says, “I see you” to employees who worry they may be invisible.
  • It says, “I value you” to employees who may have been made to feel “less than” in other companies.
  • It says, “You are welcome here.”

As leaders, we must always be willing to say, “I see you. I value you. You are welcome here” to every person who joins our team.

Does your manager visibly support an ERG with which you identify? What does that support mean to you?

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