It was a surprising opportunity for European Diversity: just a few days after they had presented a D&I vision for Europe in Budapest, the team publicly used their brand-new company logo to communicate a European message to Erdogan’s entourage passing in front of their Cologne offices.
European Union Institutions tend to take the high ground when it comes to Gender Equality. The unveiling event for the new 100 and 200 Euro banknotes at the ECB showed how easy an opportunity to show equality is missed and traditional gender clichés are promoted – by the EU itself.
Managers are in the focus of each and every change approach. What is different in D&I: The topic has complex links to strategic management, operational leadership and personal role modeling.
In an attempt to justify the ban of gender studies from Hungarian Universities, State officials claimed that differences between men and women were purely biological. Hence there was no need to do research or to teach Gender in Hungary.
Your company’s strategic priorities serve as a guideline for D&I. Whether innovation, growth, agility or efficiency: Diversity makes concrete contributions to this.
The job of a D&I manager often involves a miracle agenda: Make progress, deliver benefits, include everyone and manage complex stakeholders. Hence, they need a variety of skills and deep knowledge in many areas. Where do they acquire and develop these?
As an economic concept, diversity should not provide isolated solutions that are vulnerable and lead to weariness. Instead, comprehensive concepts are required that take into account the valuable potential of all and therefore also reach the majorities.
How should companies measure the success of their D&I work – and which types of success should be defined in the first place? International experts met in Brussels to learn and discuss the different paradigms for measuring success and how they fit into effective D&I frameworks and communication.
More and more companies are marching along the Pride parades, some even colouring their brand logos in rainbow colours. However, research on LGBT D&I management has been scarce. A summary of two studies that were largely overlooked to date and an outlook on the future of LGBT practice.
Diversity in sport has long been a marginalized topic and is now regarded as a key competence, making it a compulsory subject for students at the German Sports University in Cologne. The “Week of Diversity” also takes place here together with the University of Cologne. And not just with feel-good topics.
For years, women were told to go for the best marks and strengthen their confidence in the specific perspectives and approaches they bring to the workplace. Two brand-new studies seem to reverse the assumptions: women are penalised for good grades and they increase much-needed confidence when they downplay gender differences.
Der zweite „Gender Award – Kommune mit Zukunft“ würdigt vorbildliche Gleichstellungsarbeit auf kommunaler Ebene und zeigt den Gestaltungsspielraum jenseits gesetzlicher Regelungen. Manche Aspekte scheinen dem Vorbild der Wirtschaft zu folgen – oder sind es parallele Entwicklungen?
Any government should be expected to comprise the most capable in each policy area. Recent appointments and interviews with FTSE350 chairs reveal how interpretation of this varies. Meanwhile, Spain’s new Prime Minister has sent a strong message where he sees potential. It is quite the opposite of what Donald Trump and others communicated in 2017.
Although the trend is not new, the profoundness of the digital transformation is only about to become clearer. While most areas feel as if they had to follow (or obey), D&I should not only be seen as an object of digitalisation, but also as a driver. An overview of the two-way inter-relations. Continue reading
Shortly after SuperValu had launched their Autism-Friendly Shopping project – following an 18 months development and piloting journey – their competitor, Lidl, followed with Autism Aware Quiet Evenings. Hefty backlash over an incident showed Lidl the shape of the learning curve companies need to follow in order to tap into diverse market segments.
Darf es sich eine Bank (er)sparen, die Existenz weiblicher Kunden sichtbar zu machen? Und warum sollte sie dies überhaupt wollen? Und sollte ein Staat in seiner Nationalhymne nur den männlichen Teil seiner Identität erwähnen? Während der Business Case unübersehbar ist argumentieren Veränderungsgegner mit Kosten, Tradition und …
With few exceptions, religion – and more specifically their institutions – represented or imposed strong norms on societies and individuals. New studies show two trends which result in a decline of the implicit power, specifically of Christianity. Diversity management has to address the related, subtle or unconscious fears.
For D&I practitioners, the societal climate and political environment are essential context factors. Both have direct impact on what organisations are doing in regards to diversity, equal opportunities or integration. A first of its kind report shows how societal and political dynamics relating to D&I have been changing in recent years – to the point that some equality laws might disappear.
Man erfährt es häufig hinter vorgehaltener Hand: Diversity Management steht vielerorts auf wackligen Beinen, oft unter Beschuss und wird nicht selten abgewertet, untergeordnet oder abgeschafft. Dass hierfür gängige D&I Praktiken mitverantwortlich sind, stellt ein 4-seitiger Artikel im aktuellen manager magazin dar.
How can you measure different forms of success in your D&I work? And what should be defined as success in the first place? The much-needed and also long discussed question will be the focus of an educational session in April in Brussels.