National Inclusion Week Challenges

Things that you can do everyday to be more inclusive.

This National Inclusion Week we are challenging you to be more inclusive every day. We will send out daily challenges like the ones set out below for you to complete, tweeting back your evidence of completion to @NationalIncWeek using the hashtag #NIW2016 either through a picture, tweet or a tweet sheet that we will provide. Throughout the week the challenges will become more thought-provoking or challenging, starting from something as simple as saying hello to a colleague that you don’t usually speak to.

These challenges will be spread across the week, with a challenge being sent out a 10am every day during National Inclusion Week, starting on Monday and ending on Sunday. These challenges will give detailed instructions of what you should do in your challenge and how you should publicise your results so that we know who has completed the challenges.

Please note the ideas given below are examples and are subject to change during the NIW2016 challenge.

Day 1

  • Say hello to someone new.
  • Widen your network either digitally or personally by one new person starting today.

Day 2

  • Invite input from the introverts in your organisation, this does not necessarily have to be in the form of a meeting but through email etc. Not all people will be willing to talk in front of a large group of people.
  • Recognise someone’s good work- use it in a meeting or praise them about what they have done.

Day 3

  • During your lunch break, leave your desk and invite other colleagues to join you.
  • Be an active listener- this can be in the form of listening to colleagues or inputting your ideas in meetings.

Day 4

  • Sit somewhere different whether this is in a meeting or hot-desking.
  • Familiarise yourself with the organisations bullying and harassment policy so you know when to challenge inappropriate behaviour.

Day 5

  • Share your ideas and ask others to share their ideas on what you are working on.
  • Make an effort to talk to people who are different to you in some way. They could be a different gender, religion, race or from a different background to you.

Day 6

  • Ask 5 people about their interests.
  • Motivate other employees.

Day 7

  • Learn something new about someone new.
  • Ask someone how they are and listen to their answer.

Sign up to National Inclusion Week here.

If you want to sign up to the challenges, click here.