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…
Exposing yourself to differences is known to contribute to reducing biases. Following this thought, researchers tested the role of nationality in inter-personal relationships among expats. They found a significant interplay.
Will more women on boards lead to more equality in an organisation? Or do multi-national teams promote inter-cultural relationships? While some numbers support such obvious linkages, deeper research provides a more sophisticated picture.
The belief in D&I targets is almost as strong as the resistance they often create. Based on new large-scale, international research, experts now confirm that a consistent, business-based sense-making will create the ‘acceptance’ required to make targets a success.
It is not a Public holiday, but a factual one: carnival. It’s hard to imagine a nationwide common state exam on this date. Why then on a high Jewish holiday? How Jewish carnivalists become part of the answer.
Empirical analyses of YouTube, Instagram and Online Music videos show that the presence of women focuses on stereotypically feminine topics and formats while overall, they are underrepresented. Companies can eliminate the toxic spill-over of online gender bias onto the workplace.
New airtight research shows that high group tenure leads to over-confidence that can be corrected by demographic diversity. The results also raise question about wide-spread D&I approaches. When science meets reality…
More gender diversity in STEM can change the way research teams tackle tasks, eliminate blind spots and thus explore under-researched questions. In order to achieve this, the scope of gender diversity would need to be broadened – beyond a simple representation focus – a new analysis shows.
Can gender or age – except for actors – be a selection criterion? For a long time diversity was seen as the antithesis of qualification – with “Cultural Fit” the game has been reset.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
From flowers and re-gendered brands to marching sisters’ fists and mass striking: International Women’s Day showed a vast variety of initiatives. Their impact depended on how well they acknowledged their context: Some did, others didn’t. An analysis describes how helpful or harmful activities can be.
When it comes to the proportion of women in management, the fronts seem to be ideologically hardened. From data selection and analysis to interpretation and choice of words, polarised positions rumble all over the country. (Almost) all of them, however, want to achieve the same goals and could all work together. A reframing for business practitioners.
Die immer internationalere Wirtschaft benötigt nicht nur Fachkräfte, sondern auch inter-kulturelle Vielfalt. Ausländische Studierende mit deutschem Abschluss wären ideal, jedoch gelingt ihnen der Berufseinstieg eher mühevoll – so eine aktuelle SVR-Studie. Eine weitere Untersuchung, ebenfalls vom SVR, zeigt: Wer ‚anders‘ aussieht stößt auf Ablehnung.