For a real and sustainable difference to be made, organisations need to adopt a more holistic approach to Inclusion and Diversity.
Inclusion and Diversity isn’t a fad or the latest business initiative. It’s not a tick box exercise and it’s so much more than the now annual reporting requirements of disparity in pay. Ultimately – it’s here for good! Diversity does not just mean including women and persons from diverse racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and people with disabilities; it also means that businesses can benefit from hiring LGBTQ employees and creating a supportive atmosphere for them to thrive.
For a real and sustainable difference to be made, organisations need to adopt a more holistic approach to Inclusion and Diversity. This, however, requires focus, a break with ingrained traditions, a shift in mind-sets, a re-design of organisational culture and a change in leadership behaviour.
Establish the truth in relation to your current Diversity and Inclusion position.
Inspire and Involve
Recognise the benefits of an internal culture which inspires and involves everyone.
Understand why Inclusion and Diversity is important to gaining a competitive advantage.
Build for the Future
Embrace Inclusion and Diversity to improve and sustain talent attraction and retention.
Ensure that Inclusion and Diversity is infused and firmly embedded within your organisation’s culture.
Creating an environment where people feel a sense of belonging when they come to work, where they feel respected and valued for their unique difference, isn’t just about doing the right thing – it will enable you to attract top talent and outperform your competitors.