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
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 have.
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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