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.
What are the standards on which women are appointed to become CFOs or CEOs, do they change business results and how are they perceived as leaders? New research provides insight – and guidance.
It is simple and easy to say that D&I is good for business and also the right thing to do. This combined rationale is believed to convince different audiences. However, increasing backlash in recent years shows that positioning D&I does not work smoothly.
Nicht Vielfalt feiern, sondern Wertschöpfung gestalten. Nicht Massnahmen umsetzen, sondern Change als Chance verstehen. Ein Abend mit neuen Impulsen für 100 Schweizer EntscheiderInnen.
Conferences can be beauty contests, at times. The first large National Diversity Conference in Lithuania, however, decided to also address critical issue right at the beginning.
For many years, football used to be an example of a perfectionised monoculture with vast biases. The global association, FIFA, reaches millions or billions of people so that their new anti-discrimination policy is a key move.
Anlässlich aktueller Entscheidungen über die Zusammensetzung des Vorstandes der Siemens AG berichtet das Handelsblatt über die Bedeutung von Perspektivenvielfalt und die Wahrnehmung von Besetzungsentscheidungen.
The latest academic study about team diversity provides additional depth to simplistic insight. Yes, diverse teams create superior results – sometimes on the back of those who aided the benefit.
Since Diversity started. the topic has evolved from an innovative niche topic to a broadly tackled issue. In order to get fresh and critical insight from the outside, one of the pioneer D&I magazines, Profiles in Diversity Journal, has invited a European to become columnist in 2019. C.f. pp 52-53.
Es sollte ein Upgrade für die CSDs sein, die Ausrufung des Juni als Pride Month. Die immer größeren Events ziehen Marketer magisch an. Zwei Radiomagazine hinterfragen die Inflation des Regenbogens.
The European Union is undertaking major steps to provide equally high standards for the integration of work and private life for both men and women. Empirical research and good practice confirm the need to switch from a Dual-Breadwinner to a Dual-Earner-Carer-Model.
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 operator of London’s public transport network, TfL, has banned advertising from eleven countries that breach human (LGBT) rights. The reaction reaches far beyond the individual ‘Brunei case’ and affects global airlines and tourist boards. It raises the question how many more countries could be criticised for other anti-Diversity policies…
Alongside Fridays for Future and other movements, a new form of generational dispute can be noticed: Young people not feeling that their voices are heard and wanting to break with the past to create their future – by themselves and for themselves.