Are you struggling to recognise diverse opinions in the workplace? Do you want to create an inclusive working environment?
Our Framework for Excellence in Equality and Diversity will help you achieve this.
The dynamics of relationships between people have been at the centre of incredible changes in communication technology, knowledge, and global economy. The diversity of views, identity, competence, and orientation that has resulted from these changes is often left implicit in the dialogue of excellence.
Most organisations still use a manufacturing model and deal with people in a generic way, using a one size fits all approach. This disregards the key asset in a knowledge economy, the human brain. It responds only to the unique promoting of everyone.
It is now nearly impossible to achieve excellence in any organisation without basing it on healthy relations with people, recognising their uniqueness and engaging them through empathy for a common purpose.
To enrich your organisation, diversity of peoples and knowledge must be utilised within an inclusive working environment to ensure their voices are recognised and heard.
The Framework for Excellence in Equality and Diversity will provide the means to achieve this. It is a non-prescriptive system that supports organisations in the review and development of a strategic approach to promote diversity, and actively engage with all peoples and views for a common purpose.
It considers Equality & Diversity as part of the overall journey towards excellence.
- a structure for identifying key priorities and issues,
- a process for reviewing progress and identifying gaps,
- set standards for recognising achievements.
By utilising this framework, your organisation will be helping to remove discrimination, encourage a positive culture of embracing diversity and adhering to the Equality Act 2010.
What is the Equality Act 2010
This legally protects people from discrimination in the U.K. It is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of; age, gender, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, disability, race (including ethnicity and nationality), religion, sex, and sexual orientation.
Commercial benefits of undertaking this programme
Here are just some of the benefits for your company; new skills, greater innovation, opportunities in new markets, greater reputation, maintaining and attracting new talent, less likely to face discrimination complaints and legal investigations.
Furthermore, an organisation that has an inclusive working environment and diverse workforce will have a productive workforce and great reputation.