Gender neutral / equal language within MS Teams
diversity and gender equality is not only becoming more important within society. One aspect of these topics is to develop inclusive behaviour. Language has a major impact on the inclusive behaviour of the workforce but also within IT. Especially the German language can lead to a exclusivity of genders.
Example: org charts (in German language)
The org charts within MS TEAMS and Outlook does only consider the male gender for employees (only "Mitarbeiter"). It could be an option to use gender neutral words (if they exist), e.g. "Mitarbeitende". Please find a screenshot attached.
There might be other languages were a comparable problem occur.
This is only one example within these IT tools where a non gender equal or inclusive language is used. My suggestion is to consider this topic for future IT tool development in accordance of the overall diversity strategy and policy.