During the holidays everyone is looking for the magical solution for bridging various holiday beliefs and customs to ensure the holidays remain merry and bright. So, what exactly is the magical solution to an “inclusive” culture? In short, it’s The OC Equation™.

Organizations that have identified and “live” their values and philosophies have formed the foundation for implementation of the two most critical HR guiding principles that will resolve virtually any situation or question your organization experiences – including inclusion

  1. Treat others the way you want to be treated
  2. Do the RIGHT thing

A review of some of the most common core values identified and published by companies include the following:

  • Integrity
  • Treating everyone with respect and dignity
  • Collaboration
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability

OC Equation Book by Cindy Beresh BryantOrganizations that create an environment where their values and philosophies are actively translated into tangible actions and supported through the overall HR infrastructure, find it easy to create an Organizational Culture of inclusion.

Using the common core values noted above and the 2 guiding principles, the expectation is set for employees to behave in such a way as to respect others’ individuality, uniqueness, beliefs and perspectives whether that is celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, the winter solstice, etc.

So, at this special holiday time, treat others the way you want to be treated and do the right thing by creating a culture of inclusion where all employees can thrive – that’s where your true competitive advantage lies.