'Diversity', 'inclusion', 'equality', 'equity'…. it’s all over organisations of every kind at the moment. And much of what is said about it will bore you to death. It has become drowned in process, policy, compliance and maths.
However there are fundamental business reasons to bother with it, because the active pursuit and creative management of difference can become a driver for greater success for your company or organisation.
Whatever jargon or acronym we give to this area of work, it really boils down to two ideas that are simple to state, but complex to achieve:
- to develop the talent of all your people and to identify and remove barriers to the development of that talent.
- to be able to put together the highest performing teams who can generate the greatest innovation in solving complex problems and tackling key challenges that your organisation faces.