The Reason Our Inclusive Community Is So Important [1st Year Birthday Show]

Today is a special day because it’s our birthday! This week marks the first anniversary of the Resource Groups Podcast.

In todays show I discuss several things including:

  • My personal gratitude for your support over the past year
  • The reason why our global community is so important
  • How we are going to rebrand, expand and much much more

Here’s some of what I share in the show:

I genuinely believe in what we’re doing here:

I describe how the work we do on the Resource Groups Podcast is aligned with my own beliefs:

Earlier this year, I was having a deep conversation with someone close to me and she asked me about my values and beliefs in the context of work. I said that I believe that people are the most important part of a business and that everyone should be allowed to reach their potential within the workplace. She said, yeh come on that’s what it says on your website and your podcast and I said yeh. I’m not pretending, It’s not a sound byte to me. I actually believe this stuff!!”

Why this Podcast isn’t for Everyone

I explain why our approach means that this podcast is not intended for everyone:

“Here’s the thing. We talk about theory here, but we also talk about action. We’re practical and we’re pragmatic. Some of what we say here isn’t convenient, even for people who support inclusion at work”

We are part of a global community

I explain how we are part of a growing community of individuals with shared values:

“I’m personally committed to making a contribution to a global community of individuals who are working towards changing the workplace through inclusive practices. It may not have occurred to you but if you’re listening to this then you’re part of this community too. And it’s real I’ve met people all over the world who share our values and ideas”

If you want a quick snapshot of what the episode is about, I’ve created some slides that you may find interesting 

Show Notes

Pilot Episode of the Podcast

Why Diversity Matters: A Review of the “McKinsey Report”

Intersectionality, Discrimination & Employee Resource Groups

Diversity, Inclusion & The Bottom of the Pyramid

Culture Organisational Culture, Amazon and You

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The Elements of Inclusion #4

Leaders must collaborate innovatively to leverage cultural expertise and drive business performance.

  • Why inclusive outcomes are driven by innovation
  • How developing a business case for diversity and inclusion specific to your organisation is a competitive advantage
  • Why novelty is at the heart of your inclusion journey

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.

  • How to augment your team with the tools and insights they need to prevent structural disadvantage
  • Why reinforcing generative norms ensures everyone belongs in the organisation
  • How inclusive representations can be embedded to promote an inclusive culture

The Elements of Inclusion #2

Leaders must redefine career development relationships to support inclusive performance.
  • Why traditional mentor relationships must be revised for an inclusive workplace
  • How leaders must embrace networks of developmental relationships for individual growth
  • Why established workplace norms must evolve for inclusion in the modern workplace

The Elements of Inclusion #1

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
  • Why Leaders must consistently negotiate the line between organisational commitment and personal authenticity to promote performance
  • How developing intersectional self awareness can help leaders to leverage individual employee experiences