The DCA-Suncorp Inclusion@Work Index 2017-2018 is a landmark study, providing the first 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.
Highlights from the Inclusion@Work Index launch.
Ground-breaking research has thrown a spotlight on the importance of inclusion in Australia’s workplaces. The new DCA-Suncorp Inclusion@Work Index establishes the first national index of inclusion experiences of Australian workers.
The Diversity Council Australia and National Australia Bank Annual Diversity Debate held in Sydney on 24 October found a focus on identity does help diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace, with the audience voting in favour of the Affirmative team by 78% to 22%.
This agenda for change agents outlines the key issues that will define 2018
Why wouldn’t someone subscribe to the great Australian maxim of a fair go for all?
DCA made a submission in July 2017 to the Senate's inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill, highlighting the potential impact proposed changes could have on Australian business .
DCA is launching new research and practical evidence-based recommendations for how Australian employers can create inclusive workplace environments where LGBTIQ+ people feel able to bring their whole selves to work.
DCA's Building Cultural Capability Network provides DCA members with an opportunity to further develop their learning and progress on building cultural capability and share their personal and organisational insights and challenges with peers across a variety of industries.
DCA's 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.
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.