Chapter 4| Data matters; Benefits for compliant companies
“What gets measured, gets managed.” - Peter Drucker
If words are the welcome, then data sets the agenda. As with any area of business management, what is measured, is managed. You never set out to grow a division of your business without sourcing key business data to inform your planning. The same is true with inclusion and diversity. If you understand that this is a critical driver of strategic growth, then you will approach it with the same rigour and thoughtfulness.
Chapter 3| Communication is key; Welcome words
Our words have the power to transform. They have the power to heal. They have the power to welcome. Thoughtfully chosen and carefully communicated, they can signal to every stakeholder what really matters. An absence of mindful communication is a dangerous void in organisations. The fear of making a mistake or of being criticised often prevents leaders from speaking up on the topic of inclusion and diversity.
Chapter 2| Lead and Learn; Inclusive Leadership
“Reach in for the stars; go within yourself and search for the hidden, latent, buried and unknown talents that you can bring out and use to lighten, brighten the darkness or minimise the setbacks of people around you” - Dr Christiana Ayoka Mary Thorpe
Chapter 1| The time has come; Why inclusion matters
The time has arrived for inclusion. The year 2020 has accelerated our collective awareness of what happens when we exclude whole sections of our society. It has been impossible to ignore the cost of exclusion because of several major issues that emerged, including: the death of George Floyd in May; Black Lives Matter; and the deep inequalities highlighted by Covid-19. Nor were these events limited solely to civil society. They immediately impacted the private sector with rapid accountability demanded of corporate institutions and leaders....
Hephzi Pemberton, The Diversity Playbook Author and CEO of Equality Group
"The Diversity Playbook is written as a structured guide to embedding inclusion, diversity and equity across an entire business. The chapters are ordered in the sequence of recommended application, which has been developed through my own work as a consultant, advisor and entrepreneur in this field."