The movement toward more diverse work places has made the term
diversity” a major buzzword within human resources and other
leadership communities. An important part of diversity is the concept
of “
inclusion”, the act of making all team members feel like an equally
important part of their total team.

“Sinclusion” is the harmful opposite of inclusion, but far too often it I
a part of the diversity movement in some organizations.

Where “inclusion: says all team members need to be valued for their
life experiences and unique viewpoints, “sinclusion” lives in
organizations where leadership only value the positive attributes of
personalities while suppressing the negative feelings individuals may

According to Howard Winters we are in “the process in which one
gradually increases the number of people included in the term 'we' or
'us' and at the same time decreases those labeled 'you' or 'them' until
that category has no one left in it.”

We cannot achieve that oneness unless we are totally inclusive, even
with those that have feelings or beliefs we feel are less desirable than
others. Sinclusion prevents that goal and must be avoided.

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