Introducing: The Business of Inclusion
The bottom line is that this book is about the bottom line. Revolution not evolution; Introducing: The Business of Inclusion presents a radical and timely challenge to business leaders and HR Professionals who are focused on the equality and diversity agenda. This book is not about having a conscience about difference – it’s about being conscious of difference. It’s not about assimilating and homogenizing difference – it’s about valuing difference. It’s not about making people who are different, the same as us. No, it’s about the power that an organisation can derive from deliberately nurturing and integrating heterogeneous groups of people so that we fit together.
Linbert Spencer firmly believes that combating discrimination, promoting equal opportunity and valuing the differences in individuals is morally, socially and economically advantageous. It adds value to an organisation – by making it more attractive to investors, would-be employees and customers – and improves output, both quality and quantity. The Diversity Pocketbook is for everyone with responsibility for directing, managing, supervising or influencing others within an organisation. It describes how to: formulate a strategy that values diversity; implement such a strategy; recruit and train a more diverse workforce (the 5D’s – desire, definition, decision, determination and discipline); and set personal diversity and equality objectives. The appointment of a ‘diversity champion’ and dealing with grievances are also dealt with.
INCLUSION AT WORK: THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE TRUE POTENTIAL OF YOUR TALENT
Creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion is a critical success factor during normal trading conditions, so, how much more crucial is it when advised social distancing has but a stop to physical nearness? Our inclusion strategies will certainly be stress tested to ensure that they can serve a heightened need for psychological proximity. Inclusive organisations are concerned that those who must now be apart, still feel that they are a part.
Zebra Talk: In conversation with Linbert Spencer OBE
Join our co-founder Linbert Spencer OBE in conversation with Taylor Vinters’ CEO, Matt Meyer, talking about the difference between the diversity agenda and creating genuine inclusivity in your organisation, how the current context is changing the approach organisations are taking to inclusivity – particularly in the digital workplace – and thinking ahead to the future and the opportunities that are unlocked by a new way of working.
A conversation about race in the UK and EMEA: Past, present, future.
In a recent panel discussion, our co-founder Paul Anderson-Walsh joined Sophie Chandauka, Global COO of Shared Services and Banking Operations at Morgan Stanley and the Founder/Chair of the Black British Business Awards, and Manisha Mehrotra, Bloomberg’s Head of Diversity & Inclusion, EMEA to investigate the historical racial contours of institutional discrimination and vulnerability in the UK’s history. The group also looked at the adverse impact of COVID-19 on Black and Asian communities, including health and social inequalities, collective grief, and more.