Building an Inclusive Organization: Leveraging the Power of a Diverse Workforce

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Raafi-Karim Alidina and Stephen Frost, authors of 'Building an Inclusive Organization', and Harriet Jamieson, BrightTALK

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A diverse workforce is a business imperative. Without it, companies are made up of employees who come from the same background and have the same skills and, therefore, the same blind spots. A diverse workforce brings together different strengths, a variety of experiences, a huge breadth of knowledge and a wealth of creative problem-solving techniques. However, in order to leverage the benefits of this diverse workforce, businesses must be inclusive. Inclusion ensures that employees feel supported, are treated fairly and are therefore happier, more engaged and more productive. 'Building an Inclusive Organization' by Raafi-Karim Alidina and Stephen Frost, is a practical guide to creating an environment of real inclusion. Today, we chat with Raafi and Stephen about their groundbreaking book. Points of discussion will include: - How to remove unconscious bias from company processes including recruitment and selection - How to make the case for diversity and inclusion to all stakeholders - How to embed inclusion into an organization's culture and overall business strategy 'Building an Inclusive Organization' is packed with case studies from organizations including KPMG, Uber, Salesforce, Harvard University and the UK National Health Service (NHS), and shows how to implement robust processes and policies to foster diversity and inclusion in organizations of any size, and in all sectors, including the creative industry, finance, tech, and academia and foundations. Guidance and advice is also provided on how to use 'nudges' to change behaviours and overcome bias, how to achieve transparency and accountability, and how to measure, review and evaluate inclusion. Buy a copy of Building an Inclusive Organization here:
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