Realizing the Power of Difference: Thinking Differently About Diversity
The way we go about achieving greater diversity needs a rethink. Because, while there has been progress, it’s been too small and too slow. So, we’re either not doing the right things or the things we are doing, we are not doing right.
My experience with clients and in working on social and organizational change over many years tells me that, first, we need to change our view of diversity from a thing that companies do, to the way they do things. Diversity can no longer be a separate strategy. It needs to become the way your organization or team recruits, manages, and retains the talent you need to tackle your significant challenges. Amongst them: the changing world of work, the transformation of the skills required in your sector, and the digital future.
This topic is designed to help you to:
- Give a distinct focus to each of the two separate elements of diversity – the diversity deficits and the diversity dividends;
- Reframe diversity as a talent strategy to achieve your team/ department/ organisation’s strategic goals;
- Articulate the precise reason why diversity will enhance your organisation/ team’s ability to achieve its strategic aims;
- Provide you a brief introduction to a way of putting together those teams of difference that you need.