Our tools will help you to understand the differences between diversity and inclusion and how to create an inclusive culture.
Managing Diversity effectively is a challenging and complex journey. To get the full benefits we advocate a systemic approach linked to your strategy.
A systemic approach operates at three different levels, structural, cultural and behavioural. Each organization’s diversity journey is unique to their culture and will take time to progress. It requires clarity about the business case, support from the top, and an integrated leadership strategy and objectives for accomplishing it. Behavioural change is slow, there is no quick fix to creating an inclusive culture and it requires a knowledgeable champion, resilience, positive meaning to the word difference, comprehensive diversity education and training, continuous communication about the successes as they will incur incrementally and a plan to minimize resistance from the status quo!
The Benefits of Managing Diversity effectively can be categorized under two broad categories:
The Bottom Line and notions of Fairness and Equity.
- Cost Savings
- Increased Organisational Performance
- Attraction and Retention of Talented Employees
- Lower Absenteeism Rates
- Increased Creativity and Innovation
- Higher Quality Problem Solving in Teams
- Decline in Discrimination Lawsuits
- Increased Market Place Understanding
- Building Effective Global Relationships
- Enhanced Organisational Flexibility
|Beyond representation to where true belonging, acceptance, value and respect are the norm|
|Levelling the playing field so that everyone feels as if they can and really do access opportunities easily|
|Removes perceptions of exclusion|