Inclusive Language

Words At Work

Language is a powerful tool for building inclusion at work. It can be used to create a sense of being valued, respected and one of the team (included) or of being under-valued, disrespected, and an ‘outsider’ (excluded).

Research demonstrates that inclusive cultures are high performing cultures – they deliver greater performance and productivity.  How we speak to and about each other influences how we treat each other, and this builds our workplace cultures.

DCA's #WordsAtWork campaign supported by Aurecon seeks to harness the power of language and thus assist workplaces become more inclusive and productive.

DCA Chair and Australian of the Year 2016 David Morrison AO shines a spotlight on potential language hazards in a lighthearted video available on DCA's YouTube channel

David Morrison & female colleague stare at something with puzzled expressions

An overview of the DCA #WordsAtWork program is available to all.


Words At Work - Building inclusion through the power of language.  Sponsored by Aurecon. Join the conversation #WordsAtWork