Diversity and inclusion depend on effective engagement It is everyone’s business to ensure that progress is maintained

Sanyal, Chandana and Wilson, Doirean and Sweeney, Charlotte and Smith-Rachele, Jude and Kaur, Satwant and Yates, Christine (2015) Diversity and inclusion depend on effective engagement It is everyone’s business to ensure that progress is maintained. Human Resource Management International Digest, 23 (5). pp. 21-24. ISSN 0967-0734

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Abstract

Purpose – Highlights some of the things that can be done to ensure that organizations embed diversity and inclusion.
Design/methodology/approach – Considers the need for effective engagement, the importance of performance indicators for diversity and inclusion and the key role of sharing stories. Discusses, too, how critical race theory could help to bring about improvements.
Findings – Advances the view that a transformational process that supports employees with the knowledge and sustainable skills needed to improve business performance via ethical means will form a significant part of future-proofing organizations.
Practical implications – Argues that, to achieve this organizations have to drive home the message that diversity and inclusion are everyone’s business.
Social implications – Advances the view that a unified approach to diversity and inclusion, which is embedded in the business ethics of the organization, can have a sustainable positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals, business and society.
Originality/value – Considers diversity and inclusion from diverse perspectives and draws conclusions that can help organizations to perform better in these areas.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: Diversity: a practitioner’s journey
Keywords (uncontrolled): Equal opportunities; Diversity; Inclusion; Organizational performance; Corporate culture
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Professional Practice group for LWO
Item ID: 18140
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Depositing User: Chandana Sanyal
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2015 10:15
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 06:48
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/18140

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