Inclusion and Diversity

Inclusion and Diversity Programmes

In the world we live in today and will be a part of tomorrow, Diversity in all its forms already is and still will be a given. What needs attention today and will continue to require thoughtfulness and choice is, Inclusion. 

Diversity that goes beyond the commonly considered dimensions such as gender, age, religion, sexual preferences, disabilities etc to consider aspects such as neurodiversity, communication style, personality, interaction style, leadership style etc; where leveraged and celebrated give rise to increased Bottomline and Belonging. 

There are multiple studies that have drawn strong linkage between organisations’ that have worked on creating inclusive cultures and the results they have been able to achieve. Some such statistics are:

  • Cognitive diversity can enhance team innovation by up to 20%.

(Source: Deloitte, The diversity and inclusion revolution: Eight powerful truths)

    • A 2019 study by Mckinsey shows that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 25% more likely to have above-average profitability than companies in the fourth quartile. In fact, A substantial differential likelihood of outperformance—48% separates the most from the least gender-diverse companies. 
    • In terms of ethnic and cultural diversity, the 2019 study by Mckinsey shows that top-quartile companies outperformed those in the fourth one by 36% in profitability
  • By 2025, the workforce is expected to account for up to 75% of the millennial generation. 
  • 83% of all millennials are more likely to be actively engaged if they believe their company stimulates a diverse and inclusive culture. (Source: Deloitte Australia)

Given the obvious benefits of diversity and the impact it has on bottom line, no longer is a business case needed. Yet very often despite our best intentions sometimes we are not as inclusive as we might think ourselves to be. 

And why is that? The answer lies in our unconscious brain. 

Through our work we strive to make the unconscious, conscious such that it cannot be used as an excuse for marginalisation, or for giving unearned privileges to some while denying them to others, or for making assumptions on the behalf of people without checking their capabilities, preferences and choices. 

Nidhi is known for delivering highly interactive, awareness enhancing, practically actionable workshops, both virtually and in-person.

Certification: Certified Diversity Professional (CDP), from DTUI USA

Our work in the Inclusion space is categorized as follows- 

Gender Agnostic Sessions:
  • Unconscious Bias and Intentionally Inclusive Leadership Workshops:

Skilled at creating awareness and commitment to action on areas pertaining to understanding what is diversity and the forms it can take, recognizing own biases and their impact, how to manage them, what is Inclusion and its importance and possible ways to consciously display more inclusive behaviours at the workplace.

  • Consciously Inclusive Hiring Workshops:

Skilled in fostering understanding on areas pertaining day-to-day challenges HR Business Partners, face in terms of inclusion and diversity when it comes to the processes in the employee lifecycle. Proficient in co-creating next steps that support HR processes to be more objective and inclusive as well as equipping HR Business Partners to feel more comfortable in dealing with potential challenges. 

  • Neurodiversity Awareness Conversations:

Experienced in increasing appreciation on the concept and dimensions of neurodiversity, frequently encountered biases as faced by neurodiverse individuals, benefits that neurodiversity can bring to organisations and co-creating next steps that support processes to be more objective and inclusive.

Leadership level – CEO & leadership team, CXO’s, senior people managers and experienced Individual Contributors.

Region – India and APAC.