D&I Best Practice Articles

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How to Create a Macro Impact D&I Strategy Through Micro Action

 If there is one thing I’ve seen time and time again in my many conversations with leaders, it’s that not only is D&I fatigue very real, it also becomes transparent in a workplace when there is a lack of focus and awareness on micro action.   Positive micro actions are evident in a workplace that is focused on holding leaders accountable to their daily words, behaviours and actions. It is in this repetition of their micro habits, where the whole picture comes together for … Read More

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Why You Don’t Need Unconscious Bias Training and What to do Instead

Yes, you read that correctly – you and your organisation do not need unconscious bias training.  Now, I know that unconscious bias training is one of the biggest buzzwords in the diversity and inclusion training programs space at the moment.   A decade ago, ‘best practice’ suggested that this training would help address gender balance and other diversity challenges. Although there wasn’t much evidence to show that it worked, frankly, there … Read More

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Why is Inclusion Important and Other Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a leader and you’re wondering ‘why is inclusion important’ then I want to take my hat off to you because you are taking a step in the right direction towards increasing inclusion within your workplace.  Creating an inclusive environment is one of the number one priorities of leaders the world over.  There are a couple of problems though.   … Read More

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How to Create an Inclusive Environment: 6 Essential Tips for Every Leader

For forward-thinking and dynamic organisational leaders, creating an inclusive environment is essential to ensuring every employee feels welcomed.  The research tells us time and time again that creating a sense of belonging is imperative if you want to:  Leverage the benefits of diversity  Encourage innovation  Ensure psychological safety  Impact the bottom line  Engage your employees  Increase productivity  Develop … Read More

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The Dimensions of Diversity Through an Inclusive Lens

Just as there are many different social stereotypes in the world, there are many dimensions of diversity and difference. And of course, they are all prevalent in the workplace.  There is a growing trend, backed by research and insights, within the diversity and inclusion space to move away from focusing on types of difference in situ or the ‘traditional’ dimensions of diversity.   Why?  Because it doesn’t really matter … Read More

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Finding the Right Mentoring Programs for Your Organisation

If you’re researching mentoring programs for your organisation then I want to say a huge congratulations!  You’ve realised that mentoring programs have many benefits for employees. And you’re about to help others to make exciting contributions as professionals. Both mentors and mentees are going to experience the ripple effect.   It’s exciting stuff!  There are many mentoring programs available, so it’s important that you choose the right one.   We are huge advocates of inclusion and diversity here … Read More