We know that ensuring our workplaces are diverse and inclusive is simply the right thing to do. Moreover, supporting and valuing employees, regardless of their background, can only be good for business - not to mention employees!
But we also know that progress towards equality at work can seem frustratingly slow, and there’s surprisingly little scientific evidence on what really works to promote diversity and inclusion.
We need to build our knowledge of what works in diversity, from a range of sources- from measuring the impact of D&I strategies to applying our professional expertise, and continuing to build the research base.
That being said, we’re interesting in hearing what data or insight you think has the potential to really make a difference. What evidence would you like to see to support your D&I strategy?
This is something we’ll be exploring, alongside other questions on D&I approaches, as part of our upcoming evidence into practice programme, ‘What works in diversity’, which we first posted about here.
We will now kick this research off in late April, after the upcoming Easter break. We hope to bring together scientific evidence with practitioner expertise to understand what really works to drive positive change in organisations. If you want to get involved or find out more about the programme, keep an eye on this community or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.