Recently, the topic of ‘Diversity and Inclusion‘ has been much researched and different areas have been looked at where this is appropriate within an organisational context. But how do you integrate diversity and inclusion in your organisation in a practical way? The benefits of diversity and inclusion lie in cultural diversity, social inclusion and interaction between colleagues. It encompasses more than just cultural awareness programs, workforce statistics, and corporate policies. More specifically, diverse organisations perform better based on measures such as performance and innovation, and organisations perform better that are more homogeneous in terms of employee backgrounds. So there is a clear case for diversity, but organisations seem to struggle to make these topics practical in the workplace.
At Human Insight, we have been researching this topic for the past ten years. There is a range of positive attributes you can associate with working with these within organisations, but how do you create an inclusive corporate culture and what are elements you practically work on to incorporate these habits into daily practice?
The Human Insight approach to diversity and inclusion focuses on the practical deployment and adaptation of people. In other words, we try to keep it simple and straightforward. What are the elements needed to create an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce? And have a greater impact on the organisation? The application of our framework and associated tools is intended to help your people perform better at their jobs, create an inclusive culture and enable them to collaborate better with their colleagues.
Human Insight has developed best practices and practical guidelines to help organisations, leaders and employees work with the insights offered by the diversity and inclusion approach. Based on our success with other organisations and best practices, we have found our approach helps with:
Uncovering the organisational level behavioural aspects that need to be addressed to be successful in diversity and inclusion initiatives;
Understanding what the organisation wants to become.
Create a diverse and inclusive environment for sustainable growth of people and organisations.
Schedule a meeting with Human Insight to discuss the challenges in your organisation and how Human Insight can help you.