Create
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in
Deleted user
0 / 0 points
Next:
badges earned

Your Points Tracker
Challenges
Leaderboard
  • Global
  • Feed

Badge for your thoughts?

You're enrolled in our new beta rewards program. Join our group to get the inside scoop and share your feedback.

Join group
Recognition
Give the gift of kudos
You have 0 kudos available to give
Who do you want to recognize?
Why do you want to recognize them?
Kudos
Great job appreciating your peers!
Check back soon to give more kudos.

Past Kudos Given
No kudos given
You haven't given any kudos yet. Share the love above and you'll see it here.

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Lupus in the world of diversity, disability & inclusion

On May 10th it was World Lupus Day, from May 10-16th it is Mental Health Awareness Week and there have been many more awareness days, weeks and months before this and many to follow after. But what does that mean?

... What does that mean for you... for your job... for your company?

Whether it's yourself, your family, your colleagues or even your boss, disability appears in many shapes and sizes and it effects everyone in different ways. It can be visible but most of the time it's likely to be invisible to the naked eye whether that's because it's a chronic illness or you may prefer to maintain a facade in case you are treated differently (of course there are so many other reasons these are just a couple of examples).

And this is why diversity, inclusion and the acceptance of disabilities in the workplace are so important. It's a burden to bare for many but it shouldn't be alone we should be able to be in an environment where your colleagues are supportive and so is your organisation - but how many feel this is the case?

I'm one of the lucky ones, where I was open from the start to my organisation and they adapted - making sure I have the right equipment and furniture, the right accessibility and the right policies in place that if I needed to work from home if it was a bad day for example I could. And this was all without question, they were happy to be inclusive. 

It may have taken a little longer to open up to my colleagues one being because you look perfect normally on the outside but not necessarily on the inside. And two because you don't want it to impact their opinion on if you can do your job. But if you have the right company culture and environment this won't be the case and it's important for organisations to understand this. 

My question to you is how well is your organisations doing in the area of diversity, disability and inclusion especially now we are remote? (let alone in the midst of a pandemic!)

 

giphy

 

P.S. on a purely intrigued level is there also anyone here who tackles Lupus while working in tech?

4 comments

Taranjeet Singh Community Leader May 13, 2021

Great article, great thoughts!

Every company should welcome diversity, inclusion and acceptance of disabilities at the workplace, to make employees feel working at home. 

Like Laura Holton likes this
Laura Holton Community Leader May 14, 2021

Thanks @Taranjeet Singh 😃

Like Sarah Preston likes this

Thanks for sharing @Laura Holton 

Like Laura Holton likes this
Laura Holton Community Leader May 19, 2021

Thanks @Pedro Silva 😃

Comment

Log in or Sign up to comment
TAGS

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you