A term used to describe the presence of individuals with varying characteristics in a social context. Such characteristics may include age, gender, functional capacity, ethnic background, religion, education, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Inclusion in the work environment means achieving a state in which all people are treated fairly and respectfully, have equal opportunities and resources, and feel able to participate fully in the success of the organization, regardless of the characteristics listed above.
Inclusion promotes openness, psychological security and a sense of inclusion, the reception of new ideas and the fair hearing of all voices.
Diversity refers to differences in, for example, age, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religion, experience, education, life situation and physical limitations. The term simply refers to differences that manifest throughout an organization (e.g., demographic factors, experiential, cognitive).