DCA is currently working towards releasing, later in 2017, the Inclusion@YourWork Index, the first ever national benchmarks for Australian workplaces in regards to 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.
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.
Webcasts from past events
At the next DCA Diversity Leadership Program event, we will have a conversation about what it would take to create more inclusive workplaces so that more out LGBTIQ+ people can fill leadership positions in corporate Australia.
Many of us carry unearned advantages over others that we may not even be aware of. These advantages can come from our abilities, age, cultural background, gender identity, physical appearance, sexual orientation or socio-economic status, to name a few.
The release last week of some 2016 Census data spotlighted the growing diversity of Australia. While white, mono-lingual English speaking, heterosexual Christians still abound, every workplace, classroom, sporting club can feature a greater depth of influences.
Answers to your questions on toilets and bathrooms in the workplace.
Here are a number of simple steps that can help communications in your workplace become more respectful and inclusive.
We must have the courage to call out racism when we see it.
From advertising to workplaces, in 2017, let’s endeavour to recognise the enormous opportunity that diversity offers all of us.
Successful businesses are ‘innovative’ and ‘creative’. They ‘do things differently’, or claim to. Quite often, however, we expect ‘out-of-the-box thinking’, yet expunge any form of expression.