Leadership Essentials: Appreciating Diversity
Diversity means having people within your team who broadly reflect the population. Inclusion means taking active steps to attract, develop and promote people from diverse backgrounds. Groups of people who are all the same tend to think and act alike. The differences between diverse members result in the generation of more creative ideas, encouraging innovation in what you do and how it’s done - an essential characteristic of ongoing improvement.
‘Leadership Essentials: Appreciating Diversity’ provides an overview of why an appreciation of diversity is essential for leadership capability and includes ‘Top Tips’ on how diversity can help you become a better leader.
The Essentials leaflet is supported by three Spotlights that look at diversity in more detail to help you improve your leadership skills:
- Social Sensitivity
- Unconcious Bias
"Unconscious bias at work can influence decisions in recruitment, promotion, staff development and recognition and can lead to a less diverse workforce. Employers can overlook talented workers and instead favour those who share their own characteristics or views"