November 17, 2020:

"Belonging," says the shorthand.

The intent is to channel a LGBTQ codeword, implying a positive sense of inclusivity. But a workplace is not a community, and "belonging" is inappropriately totalizing in ways unexamined.

You "belong" to a cult; you don't belong to a company. You "belong" to a religious denomination, or a professional association; you don't belong to your boss. The term is imperialist in a slippery-slope way, where the intentions of management are noble yet myopic.

Those who will never attend the company picnic will also not represent themselves on management's committees drafting the language of cultural intent. Neither will they speak up in the mandatory all-staff. They'll stare silently at their shoes, waiting for it all to go away.