In conclusion, for kaimahi Māori, inclusion means a sense of belonging and feeling accepted and valued in the workplace. The research notes that it can be important in attracting and retaining kaimahi Māori.

Views of inclusion are broadly similar across different kaimahi Māori groups: genders, age-groups, abilities and sexualities. Overall, the concept of inclusion is also similar for non-Māori kaimahi.

There are a number of ways that workplaces can become more inclusive as detailed in this report. The research found that what is important is that any actions taken by the business are genuine and authentic and part of a continuous, rather than a one-off process.

While having inclusive policies can help businesses to become more inclusive, it is the role of leaders within the business that is critical. Leaders need to be genuine in their commitment to an inclusive workplace for it to truly occur.

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