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.
How should companies measure the success of their D&I work – and which types of success should be defined in the first place? International experts met in Brussels to learn and discuss the different paradigms for measuring success and how they fit into effective D&I frameworks and communication.
Although the trend is not new, the profoundness of the digital transformation is only about to become clearer. While most areas feel as if they had to follow (or obey), D&I should not only be seen as an object of digitalisation, but also as a driver. An overview of the two-way inter-relations. Continue reading
Man erfährt es häufig hinter vorgehaltener Hand: Diversity Management steht vielerorts auf wackligen Beinen, oft unter Beschuss und wird nicht selten abgewertet, untergeordnet oder abgeschafft. Dass hierfür gängige D&I Praktiken mitverantwortlich sind, stellt ein 4-seitiger Artikel im aktuellen manager magazin dar.
How can you measure different forms of success in your D&I work? And what should be defined as success in the first place? The much-needed and also long discussed question will be the focus of an educational session in April in Brussels.
Having a truly global and inspirational discussion about D&I. This is one of the aims of the World D&I Congress taking place in February 2018 in Mumbai and hence away from the mainstream. It will be hosted by D&I pioneer, Michael Stuber, and it coincides with the World Women Leadership Congress.
From practice research to the in-depth evaluation of scientific studies: the bandwidth of explorations in the D&I field is remarkable. Content analyses and evidence-based models (D&I value-chain, unconscious biases) provide particularly robust insight to understand what help to both move the needle and generate benefits.
Many current Nationalist movements base their ideas on ethnic, religious, geographic or linguistic commonalities. Simple considerations can debunk many of them. However, in the discussion each party has become more and more creative in defending their ideas. Here are two intriguing ways to put Nationalism on the spot: comedy and science.
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.
Showing a few different characters in your advertisements is a simple way to leverage Diversity for business. Arguably, it’s too simple nowadays when diversity is a default state of many crowds. A new Levi’s® ad manages to capture and convey the spirit of D&I with a new quality.
While for some, D&I still feels like a new (ad)venture, others have already witnessed 20+ years of development in the field. One of the leading D&I magazines presents ten critical expert analyses including learnings and recommendations.
Es ist gesetzt: Das nächste große Thema, ohne das kein Management-Meeting mehr auskommt. Auch der Diversity-Bereich diskutiert eifrig. Was ist neu und was ist nachhaltig am Digitalisierungs-Hype?
The family-owned Prettl Group with almost 10,000 employees sucessfully runs five business unit, Automotive, Appliance Solutions, Electronics, Energy and ProSys. The current company magazine focuses on Diversity & Inclusion. The expert interview with Michael Stuber can be found here.
18 British blue chip corporations form the second largest National subsample of 75 of Europe’s largest companies. The country also has a long tradition in non-discrimination. Does that mean that UK firms are D&I leaders, compared to other Europeans?
The financial sector constitutes the largest Industry cluster when analysing blue-chip companies in Europe. Does the economic strength translate into D&I leadership or will questions over ethics be confirmed? A comparative summary of results
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.
A google employee was fired for spreading harmful stereotypes about women – ten pages long. The following discussion revolved around freedom of speech and existing (gender) gaps in the tech industry. Surprisingly, there was little refection about how D&I did not reach large, mainstream audiences over the past years.
Er schwingt sich von Rekord zu Rekord, der Deutsche Diversity Tag. Dabei haben die InitiatorInnen und PartnerInnen nicht nur die Masse im Blick. Qualität in den Botschaften, den Kontakten und der Nachhaltigkeit stehen ebenso im Fokus. Ein Überrückblick.
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.
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.