Posts tagged with "Raising Awareness and Valuing Diversity"

⚒⚒ | $$ | ⏲⏲ | Through awareness training, managers and employees in research & development become aware of the impact of (perceived) diversity characteristics on their attitudes. Participants are also exposed to alternative viewpoints and taught how to deal constructively with stereotypes and biases in the workplace.

Diverse Representation at Events
⚒ | $ | ⏲ | Employees or managers who represent their organization at internal and external events, such as panel discussions, recruiting events or trade fairs, should be selected as broadly as possible in terms of various diversity characteristics such as gender, generational affiliation and origin. Diverse representation sends an important signal to existing and potential new employees and contributes in a convincing way to inclusive employer branding.

Diversity Competence Training
⚒⚒ | $$ | ⏲⏲ | Within the framework of diversity competence training, managers and employees in the research & development field gain knowledge concerning diversity aspects in the working environment. Participants learn how to incorporate diversity management approaches into their daily practices and creative processes. In the long run, diversity competence in the workplace helps create an inclusive innovation culture and the comprehensive promotion of innovation processes.

Diversity in External Communication: Merkle
As part of the pilot for the Toolkit: Women & Diversity in Innovation, Merkle set itself the goal to establish diversity in external communication and increase its visibility. Therefore, Merkle revised the existing guidelines for gender-sensitive language. Likewise, the visual language in external communication such as on the company’s website and in job advertisements was reviewed self-critically regarding diversity.

Inclusion in Internal Communication: Merkle
Managers at Merkle take on the role of coaches and maintain a professional and personal exchange with employees in the form of weekly feedback meetings. The intranet has developed into a transparent exchange platform that resembles a social network. In addition, Merkle has initiated several targeted measures to promote inclusion in HR management and internal communications.

Internal Awareness Campaign
⚒⚒⚒ | $$ | ⏲⏲ | An internal awareness campaign will send a strong message about the importance of diversity in innovation. It can help make different diversity groups visible and promote an inclusive culture in innovation.

Mindfulness Training
⚒⚒ | $$ | ⏲⏲ | Conscious relaxation activities help participants to relieve tension in their daily work. Group training in mindful communication can have a very beneficial impact on the growth of diverse teams. Participants become more self-aware and familiar with their team members when learning a mindful communication approach together.

Official Diversity Statement
⚒ | $ | ⏲ | With an official diversity statement, the executive board and management of the organization take a clear position in favor of an inclusive culture. This declaration sends an invaluable message to workers, emphasizing the importance of diversity – not least in innovation – and encouraging them to support corresponding measures.

Representing Diversity in Advertising & PR
⚒ | $ | ⏲⏲ | A balanced representation of diversity in external media promotes a progressive image of the organization and attracts a broader, more diverse audience. An inclusive brand image will help to grow new user groups while increasing the satisfaction of existing customers. Moreover, a progressive public image also plays an essential role in employer branding.

Representing Diversity in Internal Media
⚒ | $ | ⏲⏲ | Fair representation of diversity in internal media contributes to the development of an inclusive organizational culture and helps to create an inclusive working environment. Employers thereby signal that workers with a diverse range of characteristics are welcome and respected. Furthermore, the organization represents itself as open-minded and future-oriented by making socio-cultural diversity in the workplace visible.

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