Diversity and inclusion

What is meant by diversity and inclusion?

Diversity and inclusion are two terms that are often used as synonyms for each other. In an organizational context, their meanings are closely related, but with some differences in nuance.

Diversity refers to the areas where we are all different from each other. These include ethnicity, religion, disability, gender, gender identity, age and sexual orientation, among others. These differences can be visible or invisible and form an important part of our identity and perspectives.

Inclusion is the actions we take to embrace and include each other's differences. Inclusion is about valuing and using employees' abilities and backgrounds for the benefit of the employees themselves as well as the organization. It means creating a work culture where all employees feel accepted and valued for who they are, and where their voices are heard and respected.

Promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace isn't just a matter of complying with rules and regulations. It's an investment in creating a stronger, more innovative and competitive organization where employees thrive and bring their best selves to work every day.

Why it's important to pay attention to diversity and inclusion

It is important to promote a work environment where different perspectives and experiences are valued and where employees feel included and accepted regardless of their background, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

Diversity in the workforce enriches the organization by bringing different viewpoints and ideas to the table, leading to more nuanced decisions. This also fosters creativity and innovation, which can give your organization a crucial competitive advantage.

An inclusive culture is essential for increasing employee engagement and satisfaction. When employees feel respected and valued for their differences, they are more likely to perform at their best and remain loyal to the organization.

Diversity and inclusion also have a positive impact on an organization's reputation and ability to attract talent. Companies that prioritize these values are more attractive to both potential employees and customers, while also meeting legal and ethical standards regarding equal opportunities.

In short, attention to diversity and inclusion is an investment in the future success of your organization, as it creates a healthy and productive work culture that benefits both employees and business performance.

LEAD's approach to diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is a smart way for organizations to ensure that all skills and resources are brought into play.

Diversity ensures that there is room for everyone, while inclusion ensures that everyone is given equal and fair opportunities. Both help ensure that the organization can recruit and retain employees and leaders.   

At LEAD, we believe that diversity and difference are resources that contribute to well-being, collaboration, growth and development - if used wisely.  

  • If you want to take a more focused approach to diversity and inclusion, we can help you do just that: 
  • Develop policies on how your organization approaches diversity and inclusion 
  • Integrate diversity and inclusion into your future strategy - and then implement it 
  • Equip your leaders to talk about and lead with a focus on diversity and inclusion 
  • Create an attractive workplace for all employees and managers. 

How we can help you

We offer you leadership and organizational sparring, research-based training and presentations on diversity and inclusion as well as training courses with a specific focus on giving you and your organization general leadership skills. Read examples of our services here.


Inspiring research-based presentations on diversity and inclusion for all levels of your organization.


Sparring in the development of your strategy, decisions and initiatives.


Facilitation of active workshops focusing on competence development at management and executive level.

Contact us to learn more about what we can do for your organization

Are you facing an organizational change? Do you need strategic advice or a cultural development program?

Contact us and together we will tailor a process that develops the exact competencies and structures that strengthen and future-proof your organization.

Claus Elmholdt

Professional Director, Founder
Cand.Psych.Aut. & Ph.d.
Associate Professor in Management and Organizational Psychology, Aalborg University

Mobile: +45 26 14 51 57
Email: ce@lead.eu