Disruption Bingo

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.

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How to achieve progress and benefits with D&I? Keep cool and manage complexity

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.

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Pre-orders for IBCR 3.1 (2016) can be placed now: The updated Business Case contains 200+ selected studies

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.

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Exklusiver Buchauszug: Grundzüge des Wertewandels

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.

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Survey finds areas of Innovation in D&I among Europe’s Top200 – and companies’ criteria for innovativeness

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.

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Size and shape of the Business Case for Diversity

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.

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Book Review: “Why men like straight lines and women like polka dots” Gender Differences explained, but few Diversity clues

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.
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Die Quote verhindert die Nutzung von Vielfalt: „Ohne Akzeptanz keine Performanz“

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