Inclusion Through Language: A Fluid Guide to Inclusive Language in the Workplace

November 2023

Inclusive language acknowledges diversity, conveys respect to all people, is mindful of differences, and promotes equity. The words people use can make all the difference between forging positive connections or creating distance in personal and
professional lives. Particularly in writing, where body language and tone are unavailable, impact is more important than intent.

Being intentional with language use can proactively allow people to recognize differences and the diversity that makes everyone who they are, as well as demonstrating respect that everyone has a different background. Valuing this can foster a more inclusive workplace culture and create a sense of belonging for employees.


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