Let’s be honest, 2020 gave us many things we’d all rather forget. However, there was some light within the darkness, including plenty of resources from the Diversity Agenda to help you and your organisation improve change our professions.
So take another look at these highlights from last year’s Diversity Agenda Top Tip articles – because some things are worth remembering.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP.
Ok, so your organisation has become a Diversity Agenda member – now what? Let us help you walk the walk, and not just talk the talk. So get those laces tied up tight…
MIDDLE MANAGERS TAKE NOTE.
It’s hugely encouraging to see chief executives and business owners taking diversity and inclusion seriously. However, in some cases, the same enthusiasm doesn’t always filter down through the organisation. Here are some diversity and inclusion tips to help middle management.
INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE.
Diversity and inclusion go hand in hand – you can’t have one without the other. But sometimes, organisations put more emphasis on diversity and forget about inclusion. It’s easy to think that inclusion will just happen, but it’s not that simple – you have to work to create it. Read our top tips on simple ways you and your organisation can do this.
MEASURE AND SUCCEED.
We all know diversity and inclusion are important, so how do we measure them and act on results effectively? Start with identifying the right data points, assess them, and make an action plan. Here are our top tips to help you start the data collection journey!
FLEXIBLE WORKING: FROM OUR ACCORD SIGNATORIES.
Last July, we held our Accord signatory chief executive roundtable event. There’s amazing work going on within these organisations to create more inclusive workplaces and to understand staff and their needs.
Covid-19 has presented a unique opportunity to shift the dial when it comes to flexible working, and we need to seize the moment and not waste it. Here are some of the key out-takes from our conversation.
TE REO WORDS YOU SHOULD USE IN THE WORKPLACE.
Troy Brockbank is a Kaitohutohu Matua Taiao/Senior Environmental Consultant with WSP and shares how easy it is to incorporate te reo into our working life. Check out these tekau Māori words that everyone in the engineering and consultancy sectors should learn.
BE INCLUSIVE OF PASIFIKA PEOPLES.
Honor Eimi Colombus is an experienced engineer who acknowledges companies have a growing desire to increase Pasifika representation but believes there’s a lack of willingness when it comes to addressing the inclusion part of the equation. Honor enlightens us on the different levels of change we can each contribute to in creating the shift toward truly inclusive professions.