impactful d&i strategy

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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Building an Inclusive Workplace by Embedding Inclusion Habits

You may be thinking, “We are already a very inclusive workplace!” or “We really are inclusive leaders”, or even, “We don’t need inclusion habits!”. That’s what I hear from most of the leaders I work with. Why are we so insistent that we already have an inclusive workplace?   Here is my take on why we think … Read More

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Resetting Cultural Inclusiveness in the New Normal

A strong strategy to support cultural inclusiveness is needed by organisations now more than ever.   We have been welcomed into our colleagues’ homes. We have pivoted quickly to more inclusive work practices. How now do we bring these practices with us to our new normal? How do we ensure we don’t revert to habit? How do we maintain a sense … Read More

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Characteristics of an Inclusive Workplace: Leaders need it simplified!

When it comes to leading a team that displays characteristics of an inclusive workplace, leaders are confused. There are so many theories on the best type of leadership and the best type of measures. Which one should they pick?  Let’s explore what it means to be inclusive, the benefits around, and the characteristics of an inclusive … Read More

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Diversity Councils: The What, Why, and How

Diversity councils comprised of employee representatives from throughout the business are often not as productive as we think! I have established a number of diversity councils over the years. I have also been the ‘external’ helping to support and guide these councils. Twelve years ago, ‘best practice’ for diversity councils involved gathering a bunch of … Read More