There is no “I” in team! This is a common statement made to promote teamwork, especially in the business world. But how can a business include everyone to build their team at work? In today’s culture, employers must take into consideration gender, race, ethnicity, etc., when hiring and maintaining these dynamics. Everyone needs to feel included and involved. When employees feel they have to hide or mask core parts of themselves at work because they feel unsure, unsafe, or invisible, it can take a toll on motivation, engagement, and (ultimately) employee retention and turnover rates. We all should be respected and made to feel like they can productively contribute to their workplace. Today’s culture needs to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace by allowing their employees to voice their needs and concerns and be heard. Different generations view diversity differently. Millennials view workplace diversity as the combining of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and they believe taking advantage of these differences is what leads to innovation. Gen Xers and Boomers, on the other hand, view workplace diversity as equal and fair representation regardless of demographics. Inclusion in the workplace should promote a supportive and respectful environment for diversity regardless of age, race, and gender. Keep in mind – There is an “I” in inclusion and we as co-workers and a society need to embrace diversity, not just in the workplace, but in our own communities.