The business case for companies to embrace more diversity in their workforce and make it an inclusive environment where everyone feels that they belong has been clear for many years. Research has frequently shown how this creates better financial results in comparison to other firms in the same sector. But that’s not all. Companies develop better products and services, are more innovative, have a happier and more engaged workforce and know that a lot of their clients and partners expect them to demonstrate a commitment to inclusion.
But not all companies are finding to the time or the money to invest. So what’s holding them back?
In this forum, aimed at leaders in HR & D&I, Chief Happiness or Experience officers or business leaders with a passion for the subject, we explore how companies can develop better outcomes from their people initiatives, what measures matter and how to build sustainable practices to position them to maximise the talent of a diverse workforce.
Dialogue ground rules
- Even weird, way-out ideas
- Even confusing ideas
- Especially silly ideas
- We won’t evaluate each other’s ideas
- We won’t censor our own ideas
- We’ll save these ideas for later discussion
- before it starts,
- or after it ends
- but not while it’s underway