We do diversity differently
It’s not an add-on
Diversity isn’t something you do, it’s the way you do something
So, we work with organisations to use diversity as a catalyst for positive change
So… our first question to you will be: “Where do you need your organisation or field of endeavour be in the next strategic period?”
Because… your organisation’s diversity should flow from that vision and those goals.
Our work delivers diversity solutions to strategic questions.
We recognise that almost everything done in your organisation is done collaboratively, in teams and groups. And all experience and research tells us that well-managed diverse teams perform more highly than non-diverse ones.
So the diversity we aim to help you create is the right combination of people, the right combination of identities, personalities at work and hard skills that you need to achieve your vision.
This is workforce planning and strategy driven by diversity.
In our work we recognise that there are two sides to the diversity ledger:
(Reference: McKinsey Diversity Matters)
Our work shows that in order to clear the blocks to talent, achieve a greater diversity in your organisation and benefit from the consequent diversity dividend you need to stop hiring the best person for the job.
Yes, we know it sounds counter-intuitive. But you need to challenge what ‘best’ means otherwise you just go on fishing in the same old pool (there are more people in the top 289 FTSE 100 jobs – chair, CEO, CFO – called John and David than there are women and black and asian people).
And what you need to do is hire and promote the best team for the job.