EY have recently published some great research on belonging in the workplace. A topic that has been growing traction for a little while now. Partnering with YouGov they surveyed over 2000 UK employees to better understand why belong at work matters. A staggering 65% of individuals who stated that they felt they belonged at work were more motivated as a result.
Behavior of senior leaders, workplace culture and office politics were flagged as reasons as to why a sense of belonging may be missing. Creating a sense of belonging is something that everyone can help with, from senior leaders through to individuals and often its the small things that make the most difference.
Take a look at the link and see what you think, some great tips of what everyone can do to play their part.
In our research, respondents said belonging at work means that their contribution matters (63%), that they are accepted and valued for who they are (62%), and that they are treated fairly and impartially (61%). Belonging is considered to go beyond diversity and creates an environment where an individual can contribute fully and is recognised for it.