An insightful (and self-critical) survey of 500 creative professionals revealed that 54 percent of them admit that ‘echo-chambers’ (and hence group-think) hamper creativity. We have created a unique checklist for you to self-test your inclination to group-think in D&I.
Die Vorstellungen vom Alter, vom Altern und von Älteren entscheiden oft über den Erfolg oder Misserfolg einer alter(n)sgerechten Personalpolitik. Dies ist ein Ergebnis eines aktuellen Projektes der Initiative Neue Qualität der Arbeit (INQA). Eine neue Broschüre soll Unternehmen bei der Arbeit an relevanten Fragestellungen unterstützen.
It could be so simple and joyful: celebrating diversity, colourful balloons and smiling people. All good. However, anyone who tackles diversity in a simplistic way and presents it only as a business case is not only cheating on his or her own label – they will also quickly reach the limits of credibility and expectations of measurable success. This is shown both by longer-term maturity and by the effects of recent events. Two key issues have become apparent: a focus on individual issues and a quite superficial desire for change.
Das RKW Kompetenzzentrum, der Verband binationaler Familien und Partnerschaften und International HuMan Power haben gemeinsam eine Argumentationshilfe zum Umgang mit diskriminierenden Vorurteilen gegenüber Zugewanderten im Betrieb veröffentlicht.
Two recent studies show that culture tends to be underestimated as a success factor in large companies and that the leadership style (of at least the CEO) should be different from the existing organisational culture. The combination of the findings reconfirms the business case for a need to tackle Diversity, Culture and Leadership in a comprehensive way.
Hundreds of leading women at the World Women Leadership Congress in Mumbai filled the large ballroom with stunning expertise and vibrant engagement. The only panel of that day, 17 February, discussed a delicate question: The invisible dynamics of gender bias. The only man on the panel, Michael Stuber, shares his top recommendations from 20 years of experience in advancing Gender Diversity on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March).
For twenty years, D&I was demanding inclusive behaviour and high ethical standards from dominant groups while running programmes for women and minorities. The analysis shows that this has to be reversed: D&I leaders should role model their ideals and work a lot more with the mainstream majority.
D&I is stuck in routine, generic strategies and a copy-and-paste mentality. This analysis shows how a lack of relevance to the business and too much regulation is limiting the scope and impact of Diversity. A new business focus can bring back the change into D&I and unleash intrinsic energy. Continue reading
A new report by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Middle East has found that a majority of finance professionals believe their sector or function should be leading the way in improving the rate of gender diversity across the GCC region. However, the numbers do not suggest they will any time soon.
In a keynote address at the World D&I Congress in Mumbai, India, the International D&I pioneer, Michael Stuber, will outline key issues for Diversity & Inclusion in the future. His analysis “Who Are We?” shows that a new era is beginning for D&I, and what it will take for all of us to be successful.
Die jährliche Diversity-Konferenz von Tagesspiegel und Charta der Vielfalt präsentierte mit „Visions of Diversity“ ein neues Format. Fünf AkademikerInnen stellten in 7-minütigen Statements ihre Zukunftsbilder für D&I vor – und ihre Forderungen.
Initiating concrete changes to mitigate unconscious biases and eventually make the most of differences. This summarises the ambition of many D&I practitioners. While it sounds easy, experience shows that the practicalities sometimes aren’t. ‘Inclusion Nudges’ are a collection of good practices how to steer behaviour away from bias and towards inclusion.
On the occasion of Coming Out Day, global life science giant Bayer launched a video speaking about the dynamics of opening doors. It includes a statement of support for Coming Out Day and an encouragement to open up for conversations.
D&I initiatives used to be common at J&J’s production site in Geel, Belgium, for many years. Posters, events and training were well received – but not necessarily connected to everyday business, leadership behaviour or the overall growth agenda. A new strategic approach of the site management team has led to significant traction on D&I – within just six months.
Eine schlechte Unternehmenskultur geht mit einem deutlich höheren gesundheitlichen Risiko für Mitarbeiter einher. Dies ist ein Ergebnis des aktuellen Fehlzeitreports der AOK. Es bestätigt die Bedeutung der Unternehmenskultur für die Produktivität eines Unternehmens als Teil der Wirtschaftlichkeit von Diversity Management.
After decades of work on D&I, experts are often asked if more research and additional activities were still needed. One of the globally leading D&I content providers has just published a ‘diversity dialogue‘ on current challenges and next practices.
Including shift workers in D&I programmes, addressing Unconscious Biases practically with management teams and integrating Diversity in HR-tools and in everyday work reality. What sounds like a miracle agenda happened at Johnson & Johnson in Switzerland, within a space of two years.
Spricht man Sexismus an, trifft dies auf nahezu gegensätzliche gefühlte Wahrheiten: Einerseits gelten schon kleine sprachliche Schieflagen – vor allem am Arbeitsplatz – als unangemessen, andererseits zeigt sich im Internet, im Sport oder in der Werbung unverhohlene Frauenfeindlichkeit. Alles „nur Einzelfälle“ oder Anzeichen eines gesellschaftlichen Problems?
If you feel you need to reshape your Gender Diversity strategy and want to make sure top management is not only on board but actively engaged, why don’t you run workshops on the business case & strategy design with your first levels? One large country organisation of a global firm did that and received detailed input and lists of active supporters with whom they proceed. Continue reading
Most States around the Persian Gulf receive publicity for fundamental issues with many dimensions of Diversity. It is there for notable that recently disability, LGTB and – more substantially – gender have been publicly addressed.