Diversity Leadership Program - How to map cultural diversity in your workplace
At this Diversity Leadership Program, we looked at DCA’s new Counting Culture guide to show how organisations can map the cultural diversity of its workforce .
Today’s workforce comprises people from a diversity of cultural, ethnic, religious and national backgrounds and identities. Cultural diversity, cultural capability, and global experience in senior executive ranks are increasingly being recognised as valuable, sought after assets but Australian businesses often don’t have a clear picture about cultural diversity in their ranks.
DCA’s new Counting Culture guide provides valuable information on how an organisation can map the cultural diversity of its workforce in a way that is respectful, accurate, inclusive, and well suited to the multiculturalism of Australian businesses.
At DCA’s Diversity Leadership Program event, guide co-author, Dr Dimitria Groutsis, Associate Professor, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies at The University of Sydney Business School:
- Outlined Counting Culture’s guidance for measuring cultural diversity to harness the benefits that flow from cultural diversity in the workplace, and
- Shared the latest on a national project creating an evidence-based nationally standardised approach for defining, measuring, and reporting on cultural diversity in the workforce.
DCA’s Members and Advisory Director, Mariam Veiszadeh then lead a discussion with a guest panel that included leading employers who gave insights into how they have implemented a counting-culture approach. Speakers included:
- Ken Woo, Partner, PwC Australia
- Anna Sparkes, Chief People Officer, Gilbert + Tobin
- Dr Jane O’Leary, DCA’s Research Director and guide co-author
- Dr Dimitria Groutsis, Associate Professor, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, The University of Sydney Business School.