The DCA-Suncorp Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018 is a landmark study, providing the first-ever national benchmarks for Australian workplaces in regards to the age, cultural background, disability status, gender, Indigenous background, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity of workers.
Beyond Diversity Towards Inclusion
Inclusion occurs when a diversity of people (e.g. of different ages, cultural backgrounds, genders) feel valued and respected, have access to opportunities and resources, and can contribute their perspectives and talents to improve their organisation.
Inclusion is associated with:
- Value and Respect
- Belonging and Connection
- Participation and Contribution
- Group Dynamics
- Societal Dynamics
Creating an inclusive workplace is fundamental to maximising diversity and creating successful organisations in today’s complex global environment. DCA has developed a number of resources to help improve inclusive practice and thus lift productivity and innovation.
DCA has developed a new Words At Work campaign for workplaces to show how inclusive language can improve workplace culture and drive productivity.
DCA’s new study, Building Inclusion: An Evidence-Based Model of Inclusive Leadership sheds valuable light on the need for inclusive leadership and what it takes build more inclusive leaders.
Despite the well-known business benefits of D&I, many Australian organisations do not adequately resource their D&I function or put in place measureable goals or accountabilities for their D&I activities.
The study surveyed more than 100 diversity managers and human resources leaders in Australia and New Zealand to learn the profile of diversity functions within organisations and the professionals leading and implementing diversity strategy.
Algorithmic Bias? An Empirical Study into Apparent Gender-Based Discrimination in the Display of STEM Career Ads
Despite explicit intentions to be gender neutral, a Facebook ad for STEM careers was shown more often to men than women, potentially due to economic forces and competition among advertisers
This report from McKinsey research reinforces the link between diversity and company financial performance—and suggests how organizations can craft better inclusion strategies for a competitive edge.
Teams outperform individual decision makers 66% of the time, and decision making improves as team diversity increases.
The 2017 – 2018 AAP lays out NAB’s commitments to its customers, people and community, and was created in consultation with community groups such as the Australian Network on Disability.
NAB has led the development of the EIELP, a program that has shown Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander employees that their Indigenous culture has many things to offer the boardroom.
DCA's podcast 'The Art of Inclusion' is now available. Download and listen to the first episode which flips the script on ‘African gangs’ and race, and asks: how can we all do cultural diversity better?
At a recent Gender Equality Network event DCA’s Research Director, Dr Jane O'Leary, delivered an evidence-based overview of inclusion nudges – highlighting what they are, why they’re important, and providing examples of how it works.
In 2018, Army veterans continue to serve their country and they continue to live with the experiences of their sacrifice. Many face challenges returning to civilian life, employment and full physical and mental health.
Listen to a snapshot of the upcoming podcast series.
Lisa Annese reflects on how airport lounges reflect the lack of diversity in leadership in Australia.
In Australia, 30 per cent of our refugee intake comes from highly-skilled professions and trades. Yet many of them fail to get their training and certification recognised ...
DCA’s Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Annese, is delighted to come to Brisbane to provide members with insights on two of DCA’s ground breaking-research projects.
Moderated by Tony Jones, one of ABC's most respected journalists, our Annual Diversity Debate once again promises to be the diversity event of the year as two teams argue the pros and cons of bringing your whole self to work.
Webcasts from past events
Does a focus on identity help or hinder diversity and inclusion in the workplace? Moderated by Tony Jones, one of ABC's most respected journalists, our Annual Diversity Debate once again promises to be the diversity event of the year as two teams tackle this critical issue from a number of perspectives.
The idea that our thinking is shaped by our culture, background, experiences, and personalities is core to the concept of diverse thought and at our next Diversity Leadership Program event, we will take a critical look at diversity of thought.