⚒⚒ | ＄＄ | ⏲ | Coaching is one of the most widespread measures for individual career development. Personalized support from coaches with similar diversity characteristics can help realize coachees’ potential and increase their impact on innovation processes.
⚒ | ＄ | ⏲ | The aim of the feedback walk is to foster a respectful and trusting relationship as well as the personal growth of both conversation partners. A varied environment and outdoor activity lead to a relaxed atmosphere and helps in gaining distance from day-to-day business and embracing a new perspective.
As part of the pilot for the Toolkit: Women & Diversity in Innovation, Comvation has set itself the goals of offering employees different perspectives and further developing diversity in its teams. The SME eliminated traditional employee appraisals some time ago. Instead, regular “feedback walks” support employees in their personal development and contribute to effective networking among staff.
⚒⚒ | ＄ | ⏲⏲ | Job rotation is particularly effective during the training and familiarization phase. Depending on the requirements and complexity of the tasks, an employee or a prospective manager changes departments or teams at fixed intervals (e.g., weekly, monthly, or quarterly) and gets to know the various processes and procedures within the organization.
⚒⚒ | ＄＄ | ⏲⏲ | Organizations actively contribute to the increase and diversification of their talent pool by purposefully promoting young talent, and they establish themselves as an inclusive employer by doing so. Supporting young talent from underrepresented and/or socially disadvantaged diversity groups broadens their professional opportunities and empowers them in pursuing self-determined careers.
⚒ | ＄ | ⏲⏲ | Mentoring supports members of certain diversity groups in development processes and their career paths. Internal mentors can connect their mentees with helpful contacts within the organization. On the other hand, external mentors can advise mentees on personal and professional career-related issues and are invaluable when dealing with sensitive topics.
⚒ | ＄ | ⏲⏲ | Peer-mentoring groups offer employees at the same level a valuable opportunity for mutual exchange and support. The regular meetings help members of different diversity groups to develop their potential and use it for innovation. Outside-the-box thinking is promoted, and expertise is constantly communicated and applied.