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The Design of Workplaces for Inclusivity and Diversity

An inclusive workplace is one that ‘values individual differences in the workforce and makes them feel welcome and accepted’ states Dr. Pragya Agarwal, she reminds us in a recent publication entitled ‘How Do We Design Workplaces for Inclusivity and Diversity’ (Forbes magazine - 19th July 2018).
The articles highlights that in order to successfully design workplaces for inclusivity and diversity, the principles of Inclusive or Universal Design should be incorporated into the design and users of the workplace should be involved in the design process from the outset. To offer successful inclusion and diversity and create happier workplaces, organisations must understand human differences, be open to change, and be willing to provide a variety of choices in the workplace.

Interestingly, Dr Agarwal lists some of the elements that can be incorporated cheaply and easily into the design of a workplace. These include:

For Dr. Agarwal’s full article on the Forbes website please click here.

Alternatively, if you need further information or advice in relation to incorporating the principles of Universal Design into your workplace, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team on (01) 415 12 85 or e-mail [email protected].