Inclusion & Diversity Research Consortium
The Inclusion & Diversity Research Consortium is Lynda Gratton and the Hot Spots Movement’s latest collaborative project of academics and practitioners. By critically examining what it takes to build a truly inclusive organisation where diversity of thought and perspective becomes second nature and deeply ingrained in how we do business, we will develop input for strategies to advance Diversity & Inclusion beyond what is already considered good practice.
Over the years much effort has been made to create more diverse organisations, and increasingly the focus is on creating inclusive organsations. However, the outcome to date has been disappointing, and we believe this is partially due to the fact that we’re not having the right conversation: we haven’t identified the problem correctly, and hence the solutions we apply aren’t going to work. We believe the solutions need to be found through an understanding of tomorrow’s organisation and through a no-holes-barred conversation.
In this context, traditional research approaches are outdated and ineffective. A new and innovative approach is required.
Led by Professor Lynda Gratton, our world-class research team has worked with over 70 multinational companies over the past four years to explore the future of work. We have developed a blended methodology of face-to-face events and cutting-edge online technologies to bring together a global community of executives. Our FoWlab Jjam platform connects hundreds of members in real-time conversations to develop deep insights and innovative solutions.
Our research not only helps your organisation become a truly inclusive organisation; it also makes full use of one of your most valuable resources: your employees. We have designed a highly creative process to engage a diverse range of people in a collective experience.
Join organisations such as Novartis, BT Global Services, Norden, RSA, GEA Group, HelpAge International, Sennheiser, Standard Bank, Ernst & Young and Standard Chartered Bank.
Membership of the consortium is by invitation only. If you would like your organisation to take part, please contact Tina Schneidermann.