“Don’t talk to me about diversity now – it’s not even in my top five priorities!”
So said a senior leader to his director of diversity and inclusion. He might think that given the current crisis, this is an understandable point of view. His energies are naturally directed elsewhere and being asked to consider the diversity implications of the decisions that he and his team are making can seem a totally misplaced and misjudged request.
For too many leaders, diversity means nothing more than the representation of different groups of people at all levels in the organisation. Targets, particularly for gender, will be established (although rarely met). It’s seen as a numbers game.
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