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Diversity & Inclusion
Transcript of Diversity & Inclusion
Today, Global Business Success
Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
depends highly on an organization's ability to:
the contributions of a diverse, multicultural workforce.
To achieve functional diversity that works for all stakeholders.
and get everybody in on it.
Especially Top Management!
Diversity efforts fail due to the lack of understanding and application of
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
on change and diversity & inclusion (D&I) initiatives.
for leveraging the authority of executive leaders to progress D&I within the organization.
Executive Leaders should...
Practice Informed and committed leadership
Develop a comprehensive scope of goals and activities
Integrate D&I of objectives within business plans throughout the organization
Provide focused education and training opportunities
which develop cultural intelligence
Review and develop relevant policies surrounding D&I
Share responsibility and individual accountability
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!
Creativity & Innovation
Improved customer Service
Increased Employee Satisfaction
+ Executive Leadership