WHAT IS WORKPLACE DIVERSITY?
True workplace diversity is achieved when all staff can access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of age, gender, physical or mental ability, culture, marital status, religion, political opinion or sexual preference.
WHAT IS WORKPLACE INCLUSION?
Inclusion is a collaborative, supportive, and respectful environment that increases the participation of a diverse group of individuals, and our research concludes the organisational benefits are many.
THE IMPORTANCE OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP
Whilst diverse and inclusive teams are integral to the success of an organisation, it does not guarantee high performance. Inclusive leadership is critical to the success of a business and helps drive broader inclusiveness and positive culture.
PART ONE: EVALUATE
When embarking on developing a comprehensive and meaningful diversity strategy for your workplace, it is critical that an initial assessment of the organisation’s current diversity position, highlighting key areas for improvement, is undertaken.
PART TWO: BUSINESS VISION & MISSION
At the outset of developing a diversity strategy in your organisation, start by articulating the ‘why’ within your particular organisation and identify the need for, and potential benefits of, a diversity strategy in your workplace.
PART THREE: SETTING GOALS & TARGETS
Establishing realistic, achievable and relevant goals tied to accountability serves to drive change and results.
PART FOUR: POLICIES AND INITIATIVES
Achieving the goals and targets and targets identified in Part Three will be enabled by providing company policies that acknowledge and enable these desired outcomes.
PART FIVE: STRATEGY TEMPLATE
Click here for an example outline for a Diversity and Inclusion Policy that can be adapted to your organisations needs.