D&I The Science of Inclusion 3M's D&I program is driven by the connection between inclusion and employee well-being. By Ann Anaya Diversity and inclusion go together-one cannot exist without the other. And they are distinctly different sides of the same coin. To optimize performance, teams need to be diverse and include members with a wide array of backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. But organizational teams also need to be inclusive and that means working in an environment where everyone has the freedom and comfort to fully engage and participate. Today's employees seek to express their ideas and unique voices in ways that are appreciated and drive value. 3M is a science-based company. Science is even in the corporate tagline: " Science. Applied to Life. " And  HRO TODAY MAGAZINE | OCTOBER 2019 science has impacted the organization's approach toward diversity and inclusion. 3M leaders have used the study of neuroscience to connect inclusive behaviors to well-being in the workforce. The result was the creation of " The Science of Inclusion " employee training program, which is rolling out regionally this year and slated for worldwide adoption in 2020. The aim of " The Science of Inclusion " training is to apply the study of neuroscience-which deals with the structure and function of the nervous system and brain-as a guide to help 3M employees understand the connection between inclusion and employee well-being. It has been designed to take a methodical, fact-based approach to inclusion while reiterating and reinforcing its importance.