Organizational Change Effort to Increase Diversity and Inclusion

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Organizational Change Effort to Increase Diversity and Inclusion

When organizational change involves creating a more diverse and inclusiveness work environment, resistance by some employees may be embedded in fundamental issues such as values and beliefs. Which change approach may prove most effective to move to a more diverse inclusive workforce?

  Bongani Kamanga, South Africa

Decreasing Resistance to More Diversity

Unfortunately most changes are not properly planned for which results in key steps been either overlooked or not executed at all.
First things first. We should be creating a platform for conversations about the intended change and use that platform to discourage the current way of doing things with the view of getting everyone on the same page. We thus create an opportunity to minimize the resistance. This must be a carefully controlled process where all beliefs and views must be given an opportunity to be unpacked.
Another approach is to find creative ways of making people uncomfortable with the status quo. People change naturally when they are uncomfortable with some situation.

  John Henry
Project Manager, United States

Validating Diversity Based Organizational Change

Organizations change. Some change because of market forces, because of current deficiencies, because of the need for com...

  Paramathmuni srinivas Kumar

A Change Approach for a More Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

Following strategic actions may be considered: 1. Work on the proposed set of values. 2. Have churn in the form of deb...

Management Consultant, India

Total Quality Diversity (TQD)

Total Quality Diversity (TQD) is a holistic model of managing diversity. It has 2 levels: The Primary or Horizontal ...

  Mickey Langford
Student (University), United States

Tackling Cultural Racism and Hatred

@Bongani Kamanga: Organizations sometimes refuse to get down in the mud and deal with the reality of the problem. Cultu...

  Lamar Culpepper
Consultant, United States

Restorative Practices--Not Critical Theory

Sometimes proposed changes in a culture, whether community or organizational, effectively intend to deconstruct the valu...

  Mike McKeeman
United States

Beware of Change for the Sake of Change

@John Henry: At the risk of seeming callous and cynical, I offer a very realistic view of change as both a product and a...

  Dhruva Trivedy
Business Consultant, India

Organisational Change

@John Henry: Every change within the organisation has to come about with the approach that organisation is supreme. Yes...

  Gandhi Heryanto
Management Consultant, Indonesia

Keeping Focus on Individual Effectiveness and Talents

Diversity and inclusiveness (D&I) of a team will be beneficial when the various teams are well managed. Resistance to D&...

  John Henry
Project Manager, United States

Don't Aim to Overcome the Differences, Celebrate the Differences!

If an organization maintains respect, honor, and individualism as key characterists of all employees... Then, that compa...

  Helen Strong
Business Consultant, South Africa

Lessons from Change Towards Diversity at National Level

Agreed diversity can lead to more creative solutions. However, bringing about change is not easy. This from the perspect...

  Dhruva Trivedy
Business Consultant, India

Change Towards Inclusivity in India

@Helen Strong: Totally agree with you! I can comprehend how you feel. Our democracy is even older Helen. Work has starte...


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