Inclusion and Diversity In The Office

Hello and greetings from the Godfather of Fun at the fun dept. Thank you for joining us as we highlight the top corporate VALUE each day for the next 20 days as part of our BRINGING VALUES TO LIFE series.

Gartner found that inclusive teams improve team performance by up to 30 percent in high-diversity environments. In a BCG study, companies with diverse management teams had a 19 percent increase in revenue compared to their less diverse counterparts.

In our experience, the Shared Experience is the best way to bring people of diverse interests and backgrounds together. Ask people to list 10 things they like to do for fun and find the common intersection. Instead of guessing or worse yet, inflicting fun, just ask! Build activities around the top picks to set yourself up for success. Show a word cloud diagram to highlight the results and share them with everyone.

One of our clients discovered through the shared experience survey that most of their employees loved food and considered cooking, dining out, or trying new food fun. Every Wednesday became international food day where a different ethnic food was shared. While it started small in a department it spread throughout the company and became a feature in their newsletter. Recipes were shared, contests initiated, and food trucks came in for everyone once per quarter.

How can you use fun to foster diversity and inclusion? Start by asking what your employees like to do for fun and build activities around those themes that are inclusive. Music, food, travel, and family are the most common themes to build around. Employees will have much better knowledge, respect, and appreciation for their co-workers in the process.

If you need help with the shared experience survey or bringing other values to life reach out to us directly at for more info.


Cheers to more fun ahead and I’ll see you next time.

Diversity and inclusion, which are the real grounds for creativity, must remain at the center of what we do.
– Marco Bizzarri