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Diversity and inclusion depend on effective engagement: It is everyone’s business to ensure that progress is maintained

Chandana Sanyal (Department of Leadership, Work and Organisation, Middlesex University Business School London, London, United Kingdom.)
Doirean Wilson (Department of Leadership, Work and Organisations, Middlesex University Business School London, London, United Kingdom.)
Charlotte Sweeney (Charlotte Sweeney Associates Ltd, Bradford, United Kingdom.)
Jude Smith Rachele (Abundant Sun, Chippenham, United Kingdom.)
Satwant Kaur (Freelance)
Christine Yates (Freelance Equality and Diversity Consultant, London, United Kingdom.)

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Publication date: 13 July 2015

Abstract

Purpose

Highlights some of the things that can be done to ensure that organizations embed diversity and inclusion.

Design/methodology/approach

Considers the need for effective engagement, the importance of performance indicators for diversity and inclusion and the key role of sharing stories. Discusses, too, how critical race theory could help to bring about improvements.

Findings

Advances the view that a transformational process that supports employees with the knowledge and sustainable skills needed to improve business performance via ethical means will form a significant part of future-proofing organizations.

Practical implications

Argues that, to achieve this organizations have to drive home the message that diversity and inclusion are everyone’s business.

Social implications

Advances the view that a unified approach to diversity and inclusion, which is embedded in the business ethics of the organization, can have a sustainable positive impact on the health and well-being of individuals, business and society.

Originality/value

Considers diversity and inclusion from diverse perspectives and draws conclusions that can help organizations to perform better in these areas.

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Citation

Sanyal, C., Wilson, D., Sweeney, C., Smith Rachele, J., Kaur, S. and Yates, C. (2015), "Diversity and inclusion depend on effective engagement: It is everyone’s business to ensure that progress is maintained", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 23 No. 5, pp. 21-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-05-2015-0087

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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