Your organisation’s culture is the sum of everyone within your organisation and everything they think, say and do (and how they think, say and do it). But it’s only when everyone feels that they belong and that their input and ideas are encouraged and embraced – when your organisation is inclusive – that diversity becomes a competitive advantage that improves:
Diversity of knowledge and perspectives encourages creativity, leading to new solutions and innovation.
When your workforce reflects the diversity of your customer base, understanding and meeting your customers’ expectations becomes second nature.
Diverse experiences, mental models and perspectives reduce ‘group-think’ by creating a broader, stronger range of solutions.
Leaders do. Knowingly or unknowingly, your leaders’ behaviours and the behaviours they encourage or discourage in others are the bedrock of your culture.
So, while a culture of inclusion involves all levels of your organisation, it must be led by senior leaders. Leaders set the tone and messaging around inclusion, which translates into an inclusive environment for your people and, ultimately, your clients.
And to do that successfully and sustainably, your leaders need well developed mental models for diversity, inclusion and belonging.
At Kaya, we have a proven methodology that enables our team to understand the prevailing mental models (beliefs and mindsets) within your leadership group and wider organisation, then design tailored interventions that enable your people to evolve those models.
Our diversity and inclusion workshops and interventions:
- Examine personal mental models on diversity, inclusion and belonging
- Explore the role of leaders in ensuring diversity, inclusion and belonging at interpersonal, team and organisational levels
- Develop the skills necessary to be a capable, inclusive leader
Together, we’re able to shift perceptions, remove psychological barriers and provide the support and tools your people need to create and maintain a diverse, inclusive, culturally aligned workforce.