Religion-Based Employee Groups Enhance Culture of Inclusion

November 29, 2007

Author: Louise Fenner

Source: USINFO

Washington -- Employees at Texas Instruments in Dallas are proud of their company’s culture of inclusion, which is marked by the presence of employee networking groups for Christians and Muslims that encourage mutual respect and understanding.

“Understanding and tolerance are the keys for success” in a multicultural workplace like Texas Instruments (TI), according to Zafar Imam, chair of the Muslim Employees Initiative (MEI), one of the two religion-based employee groups at the company. “We think ignorance plays a big role in conflicts, in hostility, not only in the workplace but outside as well.”