5 tips for managing an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace

By Lacie Blankenship

Creating a workplace environment that is LGBTQ+ inclusive and accepting is not only the morally right thing to do, but it’s also a game-changer for business productivity.

“The research is very clear. When LGBTQ+ people feel they need to conceal their identities at work, it takes up a lot of their mental and emotional capacities, which can harm their productivity,” says Gabrielle Lopiano, Assistant Professor of Management. “An inclusive workplace removes that burden and allows LGBTQ+ employees to fully immerse themselves in their work.”

Lopiano, an expert in stigma, identity management, workplace diversity, discrimination, and social hierarchy, shares 5 tips for managers to create and maintain an LGBTQ+ inclusive and accepting workplace.