The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion
Princeton University takes pride in the diverse nature of our staff. The distinctiveness of knowledge and differences of viewpoint are reflected in the mix of cultures, ages, levels of experience, range of skills and widely varied backgrounds among the individuals who comprise our workforce.
President Shirley M. Tilghman has said, “Diversifying our community continues to be of critical importance to the University. If we are to remain a pre-eminent institution, we must call upon the talents of gifted individuals from all backgrounds in our staff and faculty, as well as in our student body.”
In your role as a manager, you are in a unique position to engage people with different perspectives in your decision processes, to encourage staff to express their ideas and, importantly, to voice acceptance of those ideas as true for the individual. This is the heart of inclusion.