Why The 2 Core Functions Of An Employee Resource Group Matter For Diversity & Inclusion

Today, I want to talk about one of the most common questions that I get asked about employee resource groups.

Find out about the core functions of an employee resource group.

Here are some key messages from this episode:

  • One of the most common questions that I get asked about employee resource groups.
  • The huge bias nearly everybody has about employee resource groups
  • The mistake that makes several organisations feel as if their employee resource groups are not fit for purpose.

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

The Two Core Functions on an Employee Resource Group

“I found it useful to think about the core functions of a resource group with regard to two criteria: the first is expressive functions and the second is instrumental functions”

A Common Misconception about Employee Resource Groups

“A common misconception made about employee resource groups is that you can treat them in the exact same way that you would a business”

The bias towards employee resource group functions

“Well there is a huge bias towards employee resource groups that have instrumental functions. Probably the one you’re most familiar with is when experts, leaders and organisations talk about how employee resource groups help promote a business case”

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