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Increase Revenue and Include Your Teammates With These 4 Strategies Inclusion can impact the bottom line, and an astute leader will not take such an opportunity lightly.

By Dee French

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Having a team whose members trust and support each other reflects well on the team leader. Building that kind of culture takes awareness and commitment and a commitment to inclusion. Just as the opposite of love is not hate but apathy, the opposite effect of a supportive work environment that enculturates trust is not bullying but exclusion.

Inclusion can impact the bottom line, and an astute leader will not take such an opportunity lightly. Individuals are much more likely to adjust well to change within their workplace when they feel included. The University of British Columbia summarized research exploring the results of workplace bullying compared with workplace ostracism. It concluded that "feeling excluded is significantly more likely to lead to job dissatisfaction [emphasis added], quitting and health problems."

We have long known that job satisfaction correlates with increased productivity. To affect the culture of support and trust necessary for your team's job satisfaction, you must demonstrate an interest in your teammates and all they bring to the table. Leaders can include others by implementing several behavioral strategies to empower them.

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