How You Can Use An Evidence Based Approach to Diversity and Inclusion

I talk a lot about my PhD, it’s genuinely not to brag its part of my evidence-based approach that you need to understand

Find out the importance of an evidence-based approach to your inclusion efforts

Here are some key messages from this episode

  • Why I’m always talking about my PhD
  • The Meaning of an Evidence Based Approach
  • The problem with received wisdom

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

We promote an evidence-based approach to Inclusion

“My bio says that I combine academic rigour with commercial expertise

I lean heavily on this combination as part of an evidence-based approach”

An evidence-based approach has 4 key sources of evidence

“He talks about this and describes Evidence-Based practice as a conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the best available evidence. That’s what we need to do”

An evidence-based approach has 6 key steps to use

“The underlying principle here is that that the more informed our decision, the more likely we are to get the outcome we want. This is what we need to create an inclusive workplace”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper

The Basics of Evidence-Based Practice

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Whenever you’re ready, there are a few ways I can support your Inclusion Journey:

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The Elements of Inclusion #3

Leaders must establish systems to ensure that everyone shares the same advantages and benefits. These processes will create incentives for inclusive behaviours.

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Leaders must redefine career development relationships to support inclusive performance.
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  • Why established workplace norms must evolve for inclusion in the modern workplace

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Leaders must properly socialise people and socialise inclusive ideas by providing an environment for the cultural learning needed for an active role in an inclusive organisation

  • How your socialisation processes must evolve to encourage the sustainable cultivation of inclusive competencies
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  • How developing intersectional self awareness can help leaders to leverage individual employee experiences