Although nearly one-third of men (32 percent) have felt personally excluded in the workplace, U.S. women feel more excluded, according to a recent survey.
Forty-one percent of female employees say they’ve felt excluded; 45 percent said their gender was the catalyst.
The study’s attempt to determine how majority groups, in addition to women and ethnic minorities, feel about workplace inclusion yielded a somewhat surprising finding: More than a third of the survey respondents (35 percent) said they feel the focus on diversity in the workplace has overlooked white men, and 62 percent of that group felt white males have been overlooked for promotion and advancement opportunities.
However, employees overwhelmingly approve of workplace diversity and inclusion efforts. Three-quarters (74 percent) of respondents support an increased focus on workplace diversity and inclusion, and nearly three quarters (72 percent) think society’s focus on diversity and inclusion efforts can help companies build a better working world.
Additionally, more than one-third of survey respondents (39 percent) said the relationship between their job satisfaction and their company’s focus on workplace diversity and inclusion is significant.
For more on male and female employees’ thoughts on workplace inclusion, read about the survey, conducted by EY, on the company’s website.