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Diversity & Inclusion

Managing Diversity in The Global Economy, ORBC1-UC2220, Professor Deborah Brown
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Patricia McKelvin

on 20 May 2014

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Transcript of Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity Initiatives
Executive Leadership
The Goal:
Resources
Today, Global Business Success
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
depends highly on an organization's ability to:
the contributions of a diverse, multicultural workforce.
Attract
Retain
and Maximize
To achieve functional diversity that works for all stakeholders.
The Plan:
Create an
Inclusive Culture
...
and get everybody in on it.
Especially Top Management!

PriceLo
Diversity efforts fail due to the lack of understanding and application of
inclusion
by senior leaders who are empowered to...
Set the tone for inclusion at the top.
Invest in training and development surrounding diversity and inclusion.
Support inclusion by creating affinity groups and provide networking opportunities for minority workers.
Express commitment to D&I and role model inclusive behaviors.
Hold people accountable for learning, modeling and communicating the importance of an inclusive workplace and inclusive business practices.
White males represent the overwhelming majority of business executives.
White males remain the
most influential
on change and diversity & inclusion (D&I) initiatives.
THE FACTS:
Recommendations
for leveraging the authority of executive leaders to progress D&I within the organization.
Executive Leaders should...
1
Practice Informed and committed leadership
2
Develop a comprehensive scope of goals and activities
3

Integrate D&I of objectives within business plans throughout the organization
4
Dedicate resources
5
Provide focused education and training opportunities
which develop cultural intelligence
6
Review and develop relevant policies surrounding D&I
7
Share responsibility and individual accountability
8
Measurement and evaluation.
Forbes Insights. (2011). Global Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering Innovation Through a Diverse Workforce. New York: Forbes.

Shelton, C. (2012). Invest in Readiness: A Ten-Step Strategy for Inclusive Leadership with White Male Executives. Seattle: Greatheart Leader Labs, LLC.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). (2009). Global Diversity and Inclusion: Perceptions, Practices and Attitudes. Alexandria: The Society for Human Resource.

WMFDP, L. (2014, May 10). Retrieved from White Men as Full Diversity Partners: http://www.wmfdp.com/services-helping-you-get-started-customized-approach.html


Change management of any kind requires thoughtful planning and sensitive implementation. It means overcoming fears and forging ahead with courage.
However, creating an inclusive work environment can bring about dramatic improvements in:
Achieving D&I is no easy task!
Productivity
Product Quality
Creativity & Innovation
Improved customer Service
Increased Employee Satisfaction
Talent Retention

Diversity
+ Executive Leadership

+ Inclusion
_________________
Success !
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