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87% of companies state I&D is a value or priority area for them, but only 10% of I&D programmes are fully mature . This is even though research shows that organisations with an inclusive culture perform better, are more innovative and agile, and achieve better business outcomes.
Written by a respected I&D expert, The FT Guide to Inclusion and Diversity shows you everything you need to know about how to create and implement a I&D strategy that will have a positive impact on people performance and business results.
This book gives you a step-by-step guide to the tools, theory and the latest new thinking you need to design a compelling I&D strategy for your organisation. Clear, compelling and comprehensive, this book is designed for leaders and executives to ensure they can bring talented people together from different backgrounds and thinking, creating greater success and benefits to business performance and profitability.
This book takes you through a fair and equal approach developed specifically for senior business leaders. It will help you:
PART 1 – UNDERSTANDING INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
1.1 What is inclusion and what is diversity (I&D)
1.2 How to understand the baseline for inclusion and diversity
1.3 How to set up a structure for inclusion and diversity
PART 2 – HOW TO PUT THE I&D APPROACH INTO PRACTICE
2.1 How to embed I&D into the business strategy
2.2 Why it is important to set targets and measure success
2.3 Why organisations tend to start with gender diversity
2.4 The value of diversity groups
PART 3 – BEHAVING AND LEADING INCLUSIVELY AS A LEADER
3.1 How to focus on inclusive behaviour
3.2 How to be inclusive when communicating
3.3 How to be aware of our behaviour when working with others
3.4 How to respect cultural differences
3.5 How to respond to I&D in times of change
PART 4 – BUILDING AN I&D APPROACH WITH LEADERS, EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS AND SUPPLIERS
4.1 How to engage leaders
4.2 Attracting, developing and retaining talent
4.3 Bringing customers and suppliers on the I&D journey