January 31st 2011

Diversity and Business Performance

This report puts forward the business case for diversity in organisations, with specific references to gender, the current diversity situation and evaluates its effects on business performance. Using a combination of research and expert views, the report highlights the hurdles that diversity programmes can encounter and the organisation cultures that most readily encourage it.

Topics covered by this in-depth report looking at the business case for diversity include:
• Defining diversity in an organisational context
• The reasons for the under-representation of women in senior levels or organisations
• The pitfalls of the current lack of diversity
• Seven areas of opportunity for embracing diversity
• What difference will it make to business performance? The business case for diversity
• Barriers that hinder diverse practice and results
• Models and tools for a more diverse organisation
• Five levels of organisational achievement in relation to diversity
• Case studies of diversity practices in real world settings
• Developing an inclusive culture
• Diversity: a key to competitive advantage

Restricted access - You must be a logged in member to view this

This resource is available to CRF members only. To access, please log in with your username and password. If you are not a member of the CRF network and are interested in membership please contact Richard Hargreaves, Commercial Director, on +44 (0) 20 3457 2640 or at richard@crforum.co.uk.

Register Interest OR

You May Also be Interested in

October 4th 2018

IMD Masterclass: Fostering Energy and Creativity in High-Performing Teams Through Diversity

Did you miss our 10th International Conference in Lisbon? Download this presentation from IMD Business School to explore how increasing diversity of your teams can help you foster energy and creativity in high-performing teams.

  • Tags
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Creativity
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Demographics
  • Diversity
  • Equal Pay
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Leading Teams
  • Performance Management
View Presentation

November 9th 2016

Is a Truly Inclusive Culture Possible?

In this interview with Dr. Wanda Wallace we discuss whether creating a truly inclusive culture at organisational level is possible, particularly in light of global events observed in 2016. Wanda provides examples of organisational practices where inclusivity has been achieved, as well as tips on what organisations can do to embrace inclusive culture.

  • Tags
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Culture
  • Diversity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
Watch Video

November 9th 2016

Inclusivity at GSK

This presentation by Liz Burton, Global Inclusion and Diversity, and Kim Lafferty, Global Leadership Development, explores what inclusion means to GSK and how the organisation achieves diversity and inclusion goals.

  • Tags
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Conflict
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Demographics
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Diversity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Employee Voice
  • Equal Pay
  • Flexible Working
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Generational Issues
  • Inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Pay
  • Strategy
  • Workforce Trends
View Presentation

November 9th 2016

Creating an Inclusive Culture - Key action points

In her closing presentation at CRF masterclass - Creating a Truly Inclusive Culture - Wanda reviews the research, summarizes the conclusions, actions and takeaways. We also take a look at the roles and responsibilities of four key stakeholder groups : individuals, line managers, senior leaders and HR.

  • Tags
  • Culture
  • Diversity
View Presentation

November 9th 2016

Creating an Inclusive Culture - What did we discover?

In this opening presentation during CRF masterclass - Creating a Truly Inclusive Culture - Wanda clarifies the definition of diversity versus inclusion, addresses the key issues and why this matters, reviews the highlights of the CRF member survey and identifies where organisations should focus their attention when it comes to inclusion.

  • Tags
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Conflict
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Culture
  • Demographics
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Diversity
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Employee Voice
  • Equal Pay
  • Flexible Working
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Generational Issues
  • Pay
  • Strategy
  • Workforce Trends
View Presentation

August 15th 2016

Inclusive Culture Research Brief and Meeting Notes

CRF's final research project for 2016 will focus on diversity and inclusivity. Over the next two months, CRF will be interviewing organisations and leading thinkers to identify what inclusive cultures look like, and the elements that build and sustain them. This document outlines further information on the research, discussions that shaped it and the outputs planned.

  • Tags
  • Bullying and Harassment
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Culture
  • Demographics
  • Diversity
  • Equal Pay
  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motivating People
Read Event Document