Leaders have been grappling with the challenge of creating more diverse and inclusive companies for well over a decade. With the amount of senior leadership commitment, resource and passion put into this why hasn’t much changed?
This book, the first of its kind and written by two experts with over 30 years experience in the field, will explain why progress is slow in many companies and will demonstrate the roadmap to creating and delivering an effective strategy that helps to create a more inclusive workplace.
- the real business reasons as to why diversity and inclusiveness is critical for business
- how diversity and inclusiveness will benefit your business and help to deliver the overall business plan
- the importance of creating a change management culture around diversity and inclusion and what that means
- how to create an effective plan on how to drive change within your company
- how to engage with people at all levels to be accountable for the change required
- the key reasons that well thought through Diversity & Inclusiveness strategies derail
9780749471293 The Inclusion Imperative
Inclusive Leadership has been officially shortlisted in the 'Management Futures' category for the 2018 Management Book of the Year prize which has just been announced by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the British Library.
The most successful organisations are those with the most diverse and engaged workforces. Studies show an 80% improvement in business performance among those with high diversity levels. When people feel included and able to reach their full potential, they are more engaged, more productive and often more creative.
Inclusive Leadership will help you drive culture change using organisational development principles. It takes you through the key components of leading change throughout the employee lifecycle, your supply chain, and through product development. Crucially, it will help you make a genuine impact on your business, through your people, both now and in the future.
Foreword from Larry Hirst CBE
About the Authors
PART ONE: STARTING OUT
1. WHAT IS ‘STARTING OUT’?
2. ASSESSING YOUR CURRENT POSITION
3. CREATING THE CASE FOR CHANGE
4. BUILDING A STRATEGIC PLAN
5. YOUR ROLE AS A CHANGE AGENT
6. WHO IS THERE TO HELP? WORKING WITH EXTERNAL PROVIDERS
PART TWO: TAKING THE LEAP
7. BUILDING YOUR TEAM
8. COMMUNICATING THE CHANGE
9. BIAS AND UNCONSCIOUS BIAS TRAINING
10. TALENT MANAGEMENT – Recruitment to Career Development
11. TALENT MANAGEMENT – Reward to Exit
PART THREE: ACHIEVING CHANGE
13. INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
14. NEW WAYS OF WORKING