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D&I Defined

Diversity

Diversity refers to all of the unique attributes that distinguish us from one another. Diversity can be broadly defined; however, at NorthShore University HealthSystem we define diversity within the following dimensions:

Primary

  • Age
  • Physical Abilities
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation

Secondary

  • Education
  • Class/Income
  • Language/Accents
  • Marital Status
  • Parental Status
  • Military Experience
  • Religious Belief
  • Geographic Location
  • Nationality

Workplace

  • Organizational
  • Occupation
  • Job Level
  • Job Classification
  • Department
  • Work Location
  • Work Shift
  • Skills
  • Years with Organization

Style

  • Leadership Style
  • Work Habits
  • Performance Expectations
  • Personality Types
  • Communication Style

Inclusion

Inclusion is fostering an environment that embraces diversity by promoting a sense of belonging, feeling respected and being valued.

Focus Areas for D&I Sustainable Success