More than ever Equality, Diversity, Inclusion (ED&I) allied to Equity of opportunity is seen as future proofing the workplace and is a growing agenda item too to drive organisational shift. However, just having an ED&I lead, consultant, or even perhaps delivering EDI training does not mean that the workplace is authentic about wanting a long-lasting change, embedded in practice.
AGS in my view, standing for 3 key drivers to truly appreciate lasting change: Accountability through the lens of; Dialogue, Integrity and Reflexivity.
Working towards ED&I is subjective; but facts often speak louder than words. Having a cultural calendar, attempting to attract a diverse workforce, but still fail to address underlying issues as to why there is a high turnover amongst minorities in the workplace is still a challenge.
AGS remaining present, open and willing to be challenged might just be the first steps to true equity that places accountability front and centre for employers and the wider workforce.
Workplaces can now work towards Equity, Diversity & Inclusive (ED&I) conscious in the knowledge and confidence, to support and drive through those changes. Now is the time to embrace change through the 3 key underpinning areas of; true dialogue, integrity and reflexivity.
Written by Chris Murray, Senior Associate at AKD
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