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.
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.
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.
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.
Insights about Unconscious Biases can be eye-opening – but does this translate into fundamental and sustained change? And which biases do we need to address to remove all relevant D&I barriers? In the hustle and bustle of videos, we offer an evidence-based, yet practical model to mitigate D&I-related biases on multiple levels and through the use of Inclusive Leadership.
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.
Your company’s strategic priorities serve as a guideline for D&I. Whether innovation, growth, agility or efficiency: Diversity makes concrete contributions to this.
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.
Some focus on digitalisation, others on economy 4.0 and a few see the bigger picture of several disruptive forces and how these will affect our work and our lives. The good news is: Everybody can prepare themselves to become ‘Futureproof’. A new book provides structured analyses and describes implications as well as recommendations.
ENEL’s current issue of their corporate magazine is dedicated to how to create value for business by fostering diversity inside corporations. The company describes itself as a laboratory of diversity.
Hard or soft facts? Snapshot or long-term trends? Which type of information are you using in your D&I work? What counts in social media and at conferences (cool images, crisp cases, or surprising figures) might not be what helps you to take the most effective decisions. Take a look at our summary of our 20 research projects.
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.
Many studies claim to describe the business benefits of D&I. Critics, however, often challenge the research methodology or other aspects. The updated 3rd edition of the unique International Business Case Report (IBCR 3.1) contains 1-page summaries of 203 studies which were all checked for significance, robustness, validity, reliability and, if applicable, for statistical bias.
Generation X, Generation Y und demnächst vielleicht schon Generation Z? Die zunehmende Individualisierung sowie der stetige und unaufhaltbare Wertewandel haben bereits deutliche Spuren in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft hinterlassen. Sie stellen die Verantwortlichen vor immer neue Herausforderungen. Im folgenden Auszug aus seinem Fachbuch „Diversity & Inclusion – Das Potenzial-Prinzip“ stellt Diversity-Experte Michael Stuber die Grundzüge des Wertewandels dar und zeigt dessen Auswirkungen und Erfordernisse auf.
Leading companies identify most of their innovative D&I practices in the area of ‘Development & engagement’, followed by the fields ‘Women in management positions’ and ‘Work life balance’. This is one result of the latest International study initiated by European Diversity Research & Consulting. Companies consider D&I programmes innovative if they acknowledge specific needs of certain groups or if they perceive them to be unique.
Diversity & Inclusion evidently promotes performance, productivity, customer satisfaction, brand image, and competitive edge – we say. The International Business Case Report (2014) now underscores the accuracy of this statement with unprecedented empirical evidence. The 3rd edition of the unique (global) research report summarises 195 studies which illustrate the benefits and value-added from Diversity & Inclusion management in a robust, reliable and valid way. Furthermore, it reflects Diversity in its composition and structure.
When I first heard about the title of Gloria Moss’s latest book, „Why men like straight lines and women like polka dots“, I was enthused in hoping for additional support in navigating the minefield of ‘real’, i.e. natural, gender differences and ‘constructed’, i.e. nurtured, gender stereotypes. While the book offers a phenomenal compilation of studies to explain differences in how men and women see the world, design products or perceive advertising messages, we find but a few hints about reasons and fixes for the unfortunate gender dynamics that are perpetuated in society and even more in the business world.
Viele Jahre wurde diskutiert, nun ist die Entscheidung ist gefallen: Die Frauenquote kommt. Sofern sich auf dem Weg zum fertigen Gesetz nichts mehr ändern sollte, müssen in Zukunft 30% der Aufsichtsratsposten in rund 100 börsennotierten Unternehmen mit Frauen besetzt sein. In einem Interview für die Dezemberausgabe des F.A.Z.-PersonalJOURNAL zeigt Diversity-Experte Michael Stuber die negativen Seiten der Quote und gibt alternative Empfehlungen zur Verbesserung der Situation für Frauen im Management. Continue reading
As a new milestone in the history of the Business Case for Diversity, this 3rd edition of the unique global research report summarises 195 carefully selected studies (60 more than the previous 2012 edition) substantiating the value-added from Diversity & Inclusion. Continue reading