Have you ever experienced or witnessed conditions that harm workers who are LGBTQ? Perhaps you have not even thought about this problem, but we know that it exists in far too many situations. In an effort to address this issue, the GLMA Nursing Section has launched the Workplace Climate Project to encourage changes designed to overcome workplace homophobia. The Scale consists of 10 items that cover the most fundamental ways that a workplace can become affirming and inclusive of LGBTQ workers.
There are 3 major ways that you can use the scale:
- As a teaching/presentation tool. Each of the items on the Workplace Climate scale are presented here in a slide show
- As a self-assessment tool. Here you can see all 10 items of the Scale, and download a PDF file of the Scale to use as a handout to be used to assess everyone’s knowledge of their workplace.
- To report your unit’s “Perfect 10.” When your workplace unit has achieved all 10 items on the Scale, use the electronic form here to register your achievement with GLMA Nursing! They will post your achievement on the GLMA Nursing website and announce your achievement!
In addition to the suggestions that the GLMA Nursing website proposes, we encourage you to use this resource and find your own creative ways to promote an affirming and inclusive workplace for all!