In a workplace, belonging is not just about individuals mindsets– or deciding to get along and eventually belong. Workplace structures, leaders, cultures, and groups drive a culture of belonging. This draft Belonging Framework, developed by Silicon Valley’s Change Catalyst & adapted by Brisbane’s Mitchell Services, describes a continuum of belonging through stages. We love collaborating with I&D
Pat Wadors, in a previous role as Senior Vice President Global Talent Organization at LinkedIn, talked about the value of DIBs- Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. Wadors believes that diversity and inclusion initiatives “are necessary to win the war for talent, to find and hire a diverse workforce, and to ensure fair practices, but they aren’t
Brene Brown’s book Braving the Wilderness- centres on Maya Angelou’s quote on belonging” You are only free when you realise you belong no place- you belong every place- no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.” In a workplace, belonging is not just about individuals mindsets- or deciding to get along and
Last month, Commonwealth Bank released research on Australians attitudes to taking parental leave with an overwhelming majority- 93 per cent- agreeing that it’s more acceptable for men to take parental leave compared to 5 years ago (1). Over 80 percent of survey respondents agreed that equal parental leave will lead to greater gender equality in the workplace.
Affinity bias has the potential to impact all people management processes including who gets promoted, who is in the leaders’ in-group, who is seen as the go-to person, and who gets high profile assignments. Affinity bias occurs when we gravitate to people like us because it creates a sense of familiarity and comfortableness. Just like
In this interview, I speak with Glenn Smith- Executive Leader of People and Safety for QLD Urban Utilities- on his future D&I aspirations where a diverse and inclusive workforce is ‘just the way we do business’. Last week speaking at events for International Women’s Day, I was asked the question ‘why are we still talking
As part of AECOM’s Leaders in Infrastructure- Diversity & Inclusion Series, I had the opportunity to interview AECOM’s CEO, Lara Poloni. In this interview, I ask Lara what does Diversity & Inclusion personally mean to you? Watch it here. https://youtu.be/G9dU3HFpNfE AECOM has enlisted partners from across Australia’s infrastructure landscape to launch an event series committed to
This year I have been a mentee in QUT’s Fostering Executive Women’s Mentoring Program, as part of the Business School alumni. The program matches high-potential, high-performing women in business with industry leaders. I have worked closely with a mentor over the last 6 months to set goals & objectives as well as participation in informal professional education and networking.
On 02 – 03 December 2015, I will be chairing Day 1 of the 3rd Annual Women in Leadership Summit. I had the honour of chairing the forum last year alongside accomplished Brisbane women leaders from varied industries. The Leadership Summit is an interactive 2-day forum designed for leaders, managers and aspiring “next generation” leaders who want to
If you were fortunate to have a break over the Easter weekend, you may be feeling renewed and refreshed returning back to work this morning. People who love going to work are more productive and creative. They go home happier and have happier families treating their colleagues and clients and customers better. Inspired employees make