Research Launch: Change at Work
How effective are D&I initiatives in achieving change? We found out at the launch of Change At Work.
For well over thirty years, initiatives designed to improve diversity and inclusion (D&I) have been a priority for organisations – but are the plethora of D&I initiatives actually creating the organisational change they aspire to?
Diversity Council Australia joined forces with Google and Deloitte to investigate how effectively D&I change management is implemented and developed an evidence-based model for designing and implementing more effective D&I organisational change.
DCA members were invited to attend the release of Change At Work: Designing Diversity and Inclusion Differently to Achieve Organisational Change at an event hosted by The University of Sydney Business School.
This research provides much-needed insights into:
- How effective D&I change management is in Australia
- How organisations can do better
- What a new model for D&I organisational change looks like
- How it can benefit your organisation.
DCA’s Research Director, Dr Jane O’Leary and report co-author and internationally renowned D&I researcher and consultant, Dr Graeme Russell, presented the research findings. Following the presentation, DCA’s CEO, Lisa Annese invited guest speakers to participate in a panel discussion exploring the findings and their implications for D&I change in workplaces:
- Dr Graeme Russell, co-author of the report and internationally renowned researcher and industry consultant on diversity, flexibility and organisational change
- Gina De George, National Director - Inclusion, Diversity & Wellbeing, Deloitte Australia
- Caitriona Comerford, Executive Director, People, Multiplex Australasia
- Ming Long, prominent company director and Deputy Chair of the DCA Board.