Why Senior Management Diversity is so Important For Diversity Leaders

You’ve heard people say change comes from the Top

Find our how much of that is true and does it include Diversity?

Here are some key topics covered from this episode:

  • Upper Echelon Theory and why you’re already using it
  • The Senior Management dilemma for Chief Diversity Officers
  • Why Not all Diversity is Equal and much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode: 

Upper Echelon Theory Predictions

“In a nutshell Upper Echelon Theory predicts that the characteristics of the upper echelon of an organization..Think senior leadership..will directly influence the outcomes of the organisation. “

When it comes to Diversity Upper Echelon Theory doesn’t apply to everyone

“Apply Upper Echelon theory to that… it says a lack of Diversity at Senior Leadership is Bad news for Chief Diversity Officer”

Consider your own Upper Echelons before making any decisions

“It might not be the same for you. You need to consider that this looks like in your organisation”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

Here’s my PhD Thesis

Everything You Need To Know About The Famous McKinsey Report ‘Why Diversity Matters’ [Report Breakdown]

Upper Echelons: The Organization as a Reflection of Its Top Managers

Upper Echelon Theory Revisited: The Relationship Between Upper Echelon Diversity, the Adoption of Diversity Practices, and Organizational Performance

Check out these related episodes of the show.

The Performative Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

The Rhetorical Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

Everything You Need To Know About Delivering through Diversity The Follow Up Study To The Famous McKinsey Report [Report Breakdown]

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