The business case for inclusive leadership is clearer than ever. Studies show, time and again, that diverse teams in inclusive cultures are more engaged, performance-driven and innovative. Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on their executive teams are 21 per cent more likely to experience above-average profitability than companies in the fourth quartile. Likewise, companies with ethnically and culturally diverse executive teams are 33 per cent more likely to outperform EBIT margin.
Inclusive leaders cultivate a holistic mindset while building and engaging diverse teams. Examples of practising an inclusive leadership mindset include:
More than 80 per cent of people believe inclusion is an important factor when choosing a new employer. Effective leaders who adopt inclusive behaviours are proven to:
Our modular training solutions complement existing leadership training programmes and are focused on building capacity and deepening the human component of your diversity and inclusion initiative.
We offer one-on-one executive coaching with leaders to build their skills and capability to champion diverse teams and inclusive decision making.
Thrive Online provides a scalable online learning solution that equips leaders to manage diverse teams and retain valuable talent as a result.
Creating an inclusive culture that embraces differences is no small feat. Approximately 75 per cent of all change initiatives fail. Many don't have the intended long-term impact because they neglect the human element and focus solely on linear plans and processes.
Most people naturally resist change and are driven by unconscious bias. Through our human-centric training and consultancy services, we can address these challenges together and create sustainable change.