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.
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 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…
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.
More and more companies are marching along the Pride parades, some even colouring their brand logos in rainbow colours. However, research on LGBT D&I management has been scarce. A summary of two studies that were largely overlooked to date and an outlook on the future of LGBT practice.
Diversity in sport has long been a marginalized topic and is now regarded as a key competence, making it a compulsory subject for students at the German Sports University in Cologne. The “Week of Diversity” also takes place here together with the University of Cologne. And not just with feel-good topics.
For D&I practitioners, the societal climate and political environment are essential context factors. Both have direct impact on what organisations are doing in regards to diversity, equal opportunities or integration. A first of its kind report shows how societal and political dynamics relating to D&I have been changing in recent years – to the point that some equality laws might disappear.
Mit einer „beleidigenden Gegenüberstellung“ äußerte sich gestern Stephan Mayer, CSU Vorstandsmitglied, im WDR Fernsehen zu den sogenannten bürgerlichen Positionen seiner Partei. Dabei stellte er Minderheiteninteressen einer „schweigenden Mehrheit“ gegenüber. Eine Analyse gesellschaftlicher Daten wirft Fragen auf: Nur 9 Millionen Menschen passen gänzlich zu den CSU Positionen.
Two current studies describe the changed situation in the field of LGBT* at the workplace. While a more open approach to diverse orientations and identities is positive, other analyses point to persistent reservations and surprising disadvantages. The existing LGBT* niche strategies seem to need to be reviewed.
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.
For many years, Diversity managers in traditional sectors admired high-tech companies for their cool HR and D&I programmes. More recently, the D&I community has started to frown over negative headlines from some ‘cool’ businesses. A closer look at Apple, Google and Facebook.
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.
As a D&I supporter, you might sometimes feel that existing inequities are first world problems. Admittedly, some gaps appear larger and some seem to be closing – but is there still an urgent need to continue with D&I beyond the business case? Two examples will reconfirm your commitment – from Bolivia and Russia.
Transgender Europe (TGEU) has launched a new edition of their Best Practice Catalogue. It gives practical examples on how to implement trans human rights demands in practice.
Many studies prove that well-managed D&I leads to better performance. Why not use these insights to design investment strategies? A few funds already do so and they were just joined by another one, the Solactive Global Gender Diversity Index, in partnership with UBS.
„Das traditionelle Vater-Mutter-Kind-Modell hält in Deutschland weiterhin das „Familien-Monopol“ und das ist konservativen Politikern und Kirchen recht. Die Wirtschaft orientiert sich derweil an gesellschaftlichen Realitäten, wie zum Beispiel die Telekom, die bunte Familien umwirbt und bewirbt.
While the Internet jokes about seemingly silly populist media statements, the successes of simplistic, fact-free campaigns continue to horrify experts, including D&I stakeholders. However, the impact of accelerating post-truth dynamics on D&I is largely underestimated as is the responsibility of Media and ourselves.
On the occasion of Coming Out Day, global life science giant Bayer launched a video speaking about the dynamics of opening doors. It includes a statement of support for Coming Out Day and an encouragement to open up for conversations.
“We all Share the Same Dreams” is the theme of the European Commission campaign on LGBTI. It focuses on the things that unite us rather than divide us by featuring different people sharing the same dreams. The campaign forms part of a larger LGBTI action plan of the EU.
Stell Dir vor, zwei Männer küssen sich auf der Leinwand und keiner regt sich darüber auf. Und kaum jemand lobt den ‚mutigen Schritt‘ des Produzenten. So geschehen beim neuen Image-Spot der ARAG, der bereits seit April läuft.