What counts as an inclusive workplace today?

In this ever evolving world, an inclusive workplace is one where every employee, regardless of their background, feels respected and valued. They value diversity and equal opportunities, foster open communication, and promote respectful behaviour.

Inclusive workplaces have psychologically safe and accessible environments, fair policies, and committed leadership. They invest in training, support employee resource groups, and actively seek feedback for continuous improvement. Celebrating differences is encouraged, and measurable progress toward diversity and inclusion goals is a constant focus.

Inclusive workplaces are positive, reflective and continuously improve by listening to their people and consistently applying their values.

What are the benefits of workplace inclusion?

Inclusive workplaces have higher employee engagement and job satisfaction, attracting top talent and retaining skilled employees. Inclusion enhances decision making processes, productivity, and an organisation’s reputation, it is not only a moral obligation but also a strategic asset that contributes to organisational success and social responsibility.

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How can I nurture a more inclusive work environment?

Fostering a more inclusive work environment requires intentional effort and a commitment to creating a culture where all employees feel safe, valued and respected.

  • Leadership commitment: Leaders should set the tone by consistently seeking out diverse perspectives, setting clear expectations for respectful behaviours and role modelling inclusive leadership.
  • Psychological safety routines: Embed education, communication, metrics and reporting on psychosocial hazards into everyday leadership and work routines at all levels.
  • Open Communication: Encourage employees to share their ideas, perspectives and concerns through in person and anonymous channels for feedback.
  • Flexible work design: Offering flexible work arrangements that accommodate diverse needs, such as remote work options, flexible hours, and equal parental leave policies.
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Inclusion solutions with tangible results

Fixed price options

We offer a structured, transparent process supported by quantitative and qualitative data analytics to define and develop your strategy.

Push your boundaries

Push boundaries, create opportunities for diverse perspectives to be heard, identify bias and direct you to evidence so that you can be confident in your strategic decisions.

Your time is valued

By embedding digital tools throughout our processes we are able to focus our interactions, bringing purpose and value to every engagement.

Practical, tailored services

We are experienced in implementing strategy and leading change with complex global organisations. We know that there are competing priorities and finite resources. We will guide you to practical solutions that make sense for your organisation

Our engagement process

1. Information Gathering

using a mix of online surveys, confidential listening sessions and organisational data you provide, we seek to understand your current state challenges and opportunities.

2. Visioning and objectives

we meet with you to reflect on your current state and set a vision for the future.

3. Strategy recommendations and development

we present you with a prioritised list of options and recommendations for feedback then get to work on developing your strategy and plan.

4. Strategy delivery

We facilitate engagement sessions with your core leadership teams and employee representatives to seek feedback and organisational buy-in to the strategy, then refine and handover the strategy and plan.

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# of years for ears for women to make up at least 40% of all CEO positions on the ASX200

2022 Chief Executive Women (CEW) Senior Executive Census

43rd

Australia’s ranking in international gender equality (despite having the 4th highest level of tertiary educated women in the OECD)

2023 Status of Women Report Card, Australian Government

49%

First nations employment rate, compared with 75% for non-First Nations Australians

Closing the Gap Report 2020, Australian Government

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