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.
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.
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.
When a company has completed more than 15 years of D&I work – in all aspects and areas – they ask us which higher level they could reach. For every D&I practitioner, staying relevant is key. Here is the latest guidance.
This moment, when you discover a trend and you feel it deserves to be promoted by your fame and authority. The next day, everybody else tells you the trend started 20 years ago and you were always part of the problem.
Marketing experts from 5 countries on 4 continents were surveyed about Diversity in advertising. Their answers show that they know what is expected from them. However, mind-sets and actions vary.
The longer you work in D&I, the more difficult it gets to innovate. It may feel as if you have already considered everything. That’s why it took us 3+ years to revamp our entire approach to D&I. The result offers you innovative, international, intelligence-based D&I.
One day after the tragic fatal attack on Gdansk’s Mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, many media spread allegations about a ‘reported’ mental illness of the attacker. What do we recall from other attacks? And how is it relevant for Corporate D&I?
Does a coherent European approach to D&I exist and can it be successful in varying local contexts? Which are the regional factors to which D&I must be tailored in order to be successful? These were some of the high level questions that lead to an innovative European study, the results of which have just been published.
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…
Kann das Geschlecht oder das Alter – außer bei SchauspielerInnen – ein Auswahlkriterium sein? Lange wurde Vielfalt als Gegenpol zu Qualifikation gesehen – mit „Cultural Fit“ werden die Karten neu gemischt.
Für neu gegründete Unternehmen, vor allem mit digitalem Geschäftsmodell, galten etliche Jahre lang überschwänglich positive Vorannahmen: Chancengerecht, multikulturell, innovativ, flexibel. Nun zeigen sich andere Realitäten.
Everyone probably knows some studies that illustrate the value-add of D&I. Is that enough to convince your stakeholders? Do these studies cover, e.g., the dimensions of religious or functional diversity? The latest global business case inventory identified 181 new studies of which 50 fulfilled strong quality standards.
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.
Annual reports provide opportunities to talk about progress and success. While large corporations do so regarding their D&I commitment and activities, they are much more modest when it comes to publishing D&I numbers.
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.
The job of a D&I manager often involves a miracle agenda: Make progress, deliver benefits, include everyone and manage complex stakeholders. Hence, they need a variety of skills and deep knowledge in many areas. Where do they acquire and develop these?