Both Diversity activists and rationalists have been relentlessly exploring and explaining the need to overcome monocultures – particularly in today’s complex business contexts. What began as a joint effort has become – at times – a fight over narratives, followers and the prerogative of interpretation. Less divisiveness and polarisation – even within DEI – is needed to advance our agenda.
Wenn Vielfalt zum Thema wird, nutzen die Medien meist starke Bilder. Und noch stärkere Worte. Dass dabei die Monokultur implizit als Norm gestärkt wird übersieht selbst die kritische Journaille. Und ob seltene, stets anlassbezogene Berichte wirklich hilfreich sind darf ebenfalls bezweifelt werden.
For sad reasons, RacialEquity became a focus topic (once more) in recent years and months. Journalists from the DW TV explore corporate responses in the field – on both side of the Atlantic – including a 4-minute summary on European specifics.
Over recent years, everybody became a diversity expert and ‘good ideas’ are spreading fast – even when they are based on false assumptions or have adverse effects. Also in the gender area people reproduce myths and overlook empirical insight. #IWD2021
From systemic change to moving the needle: D&I proclaims change. However, celebrations and C-level support are not enough to generate progress. And sometimes, fake change is the issue.
Diversity acknowledges the human factor in professional and business processes, aiming at improving outcomes for people and organisations. The human mechanism of introversion requires special attention these days. Specifically including in D&I.
Faced with a crises, people and systems tend to focus on what they truly care about. This, however, assumes that a deeper purpose exists in the first place and is shared. D&I can offer a strong shared purpose – if it goes beyond numbers and initiatives.
Racism and other issues remain unresolved and we must therefore accelerate systemic change. This, however, requires us to learn and unlearn. The online maganzine TwentyThirty dedicates an entire series to this aspect.
How to take D&I out of the HR and CSR niche and generate business benefits and more equity at the same time? A by-invitaion-only webinar discusses some of the most prominent myths in D&I and show how radically different approaches overcome prevailing resistance.
Events, Kampagnen und selbst Studien versuchen immer wieder, Vielfalt als (Mehr)Wert an sich darzustellen. Der Beruf der/s Diversity-Managerin/s fordert deutlich mehr.
D&I has grown to become commonplace in the Corporate world. Meanwhile, digital tools, social networks and globalisation have shaped the informational context. What does it mean that everybody has access to data, good practices and professional networks?
A new series of articles reframes D&I to shift the focus from special interest groups to large audiences. It was often proclaimed that ‚everyone‘ should be part of D&I and that it is an embedded business topic. Here are three related deep dives.
Diversity Management bildet jenseits von Vorzeigeprogrammen eine echte Gestaltungsaufgabe. Statt Sozialromantik beschreibt Lena Schindler im BlogMagazin OhhhMhhh, passend zu dessen Profil, die echte Geschichte von Vielfalt, die auch zum Umdenken motiviert.
Research, reflections and Romanian practices. The latest comprehensive D&I publication in Europe combines critical contributions with inspiring initiatives.
Pledges & partnerships, campaigns & charters: Publicly visible D&I initiatives have soared across countries and industries. Despite the substantial resources that are invested in these formats, evidence suggests that workplace and business realities continue to include racism, sexism, ageism, or homophobia—contrary to what the initiatives aim to convey.
Solidarity everywhere and an incredible boost of flexible working. Many believe that covid-19 causes the long-awaited transformation at work and that key people will feel differently about individual work arrangements in the future. This may be wishful thinking…
Women are simply not as competitive as men – that’s one of the beliefs that are as wide-spread as over-simplified, and not even proven. Contextualised insight, however, provides learning for D&I and HR.
A current re-analysis of Eurobarometer data by the OECD reveals that European public opinion expects immigrants to blend into their future home countries. This understanding of integration of migrants has implication for D&I, as our considerations show.
Former UK First Lady, Cherie Blair, said on TV that role models “matter” and that it did “not matter” whether the next Labour leader was a woman – for tokenism was “a very negative thing”. Read how we can resolve the dilemma…
As D&I experts, we have always advocated change, based on a thorough look at hidden dynamics and taking into account changing contexts. While we see many signs of good progress and real success, a number of worrying and even threating elements tell us to rethink,realign and revise our work.