After reading the article I have added a couple of my thoughts…..
I’d be interested to hear what you think?
Based on the findings by Robert Walter, in his whitepaper; he identified the following key recommendations to encourage gender diversity and increase overall levels of satisfaction among employees within an organisation:
1. Identify the motivational factors that drive employees early in the recruitment process
2. Harness the strengths of diverse teams
……..”Women who are more vocal and assertive may be seen as overbearing or ‘behaving like men’, while their nurturing, gentler counterparts are perceived as weak”……..
Why is this still happening?
…..”drew attention to the tendency for senior executives to expect female leaders to model the same behaviour as men”…..
3. Consider flexible working options for both parents
4. Mentoring can aid women in their career development
5. Encourage women to showcase leadership by giving them high-visibility initiatives
….”Cultivate an environment where women are encouraged to lead high-visibility projects”….
But please don’t give high-visibility projects to women, just because they are women!
6. Start gender diversity from the top.
I concluded that education …especially around men and women being ‘different in every which way’, should still be an ongoing priority.
“I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING FOR THE/A COLLECTIVE IS TO INCREASE AWARENESS AND TO PUT CONCRETE ACTION BEHIND IT.
IF YOU DO A LOT OF TALKING BUT YOU DON’T WALK THE TALK, THEN IT’S JUST MANAGEMENT SPEAK – WE SHOULD MEASURE OURSELVES BY OUR ACTIONS NOT JUST INTENT.”
Ravi Bhogaraju, Head of Global HR Textiles & Head HR Asia Archroma
Amen to that Ravi!
Find the complete article here….
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