How to Monitor for Signs of Exclusion
Exclusion can be a huge impediment to the success of a team. Not only does it cause certain people to withdraw and disengage from their work, but it also harms team cohesion as a whole. Exclusion can cause the formation of “in-groups” and “out-groups”, creating messy drama that detracts from the work at hand. It’s important that everyone in the office feels a sense of belonging, no matter who they are.
Monitoring for signs of exclusion is a constant process and requires both managers and workers to be on the lookout. Here is a list of questions to ask in order to figure out if your workplace contains exclusionary dynamics.