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  • Writer's pictureDr Shungu Hilda M’gadzah

ORGANISATIONS: ARE YOU GOING BEYOND TOKENISM AND "LOOKING GOOD"?


REPRESENTATION AND CREATING A DIVERSE WORKFORCE ARE MERELY THE FIRST STEPS!


Creating a diverse workforce is more than just about innovation or increasing productivity. It's more than representation and looking good to clients and stakeholders.


A diverse workforce is about creating cultures where everyone can grow and thrive and contributing to the overall purpose and mission of your organisation. A place where everyone feels they belong and their voices can be heard.


For this to happen senior leaders need to create psychological safety and cultures where individual identities are nurtured to ensure that everyone performs to their full potential. This can only happen when individuals can show up as their authentic selves and be supported to thrive. #sixstagesjigsaw

https://www.inclusionpsychologists.com/post/the-six-stages-framework-identity-jigsaw-rubik-cube


However, creating a diverse workforce is merely the first step the real challenge is keeping your workforce and nurturing every member. This means:

👏🏾celebrating differences

👏🏾challenging biases

👏🏾opening up conversations in a way that everyone can contribute and feel safe.

👏🏾 exploring identities and issues of belonging

👏🏾measuring impact and collecting data


Keeping a diverse workforce means nurturing each and every member and ensuring everyone feels safe and has a voice. In order to do this organisations need to consider their #SixStagesFrameworkPillarsofSafety and move from performative measures to intent and real action.


The #SixStagesDiversityFramework supports organisations in exploring issues of belonging, challenging biases and opening up conversations in a way that everyone can contribute and feel safe.


In addition, organisations need to be collecting data and exploring the challenges they and their clients are faced with in this area.


What steps are you taking in your organisation?

What are your organisation's #pillarsofsafety?


What are your organisation's #pillarsofsafety











#leaders #safety #productivity #data #innovation #organizationalculture #representationmatters #diversity #workforce #HR #values

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