See our frequently asked questions to better understand the support and services we provide.
Please get in touch if you have a question not listed below.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We believe that DEI is the responsibility of all.
We also recognise that DEI can be a complex subject to understand and that many people shy away from taking action through fear of getting it wrong or to avoid a concern of alienating good people.
We’ve listed below some of the frequently asked questions that we receive, to hopefully help you to better understand the support and services that we provide.
Please feel free to get in touch should your question not be listed below.
SUPPORTING OUR LEADERS
Yes, absolutely. We’ve been working closely with executive leaders for over a decade, providing them with insight and knowledge into how DEI brings valuable benefits to organisations. We help them to confidently bring collective alignment and commitment to DEI and your future culture.
We understand the challenges that leaders face in building inclusive environments. We help leaders to quickly dial into the perspectives of their people, and equip them to lead the DEI agenda with confidence, consistency and capability. Our executive coaching and mentoring provides them with enhanced self awareness to identify their personal development needs and the skills they need to lead inclusively. We bring tailored, specialist DEI consulting, with practical applications, working alongside them to bring their DEI ambitions to life. Our work supercharges leaders so they can enable DEI to thrive.
We coach and mentor executive board members, as well as senior leaders across all sizes of organisations in the UK and globally.
One of the first steps we take in working with a new organisation is helping them to identify what is happening within their culture and why. Organisation’s need to have data driven insights to help them shape their DEI strategy and future roadmap. From DEI culture surveys to the facilitation of focus groups, we have developed a wide range of services that enable us to zoom in on your people needs, allowing us to create bespoke solutions to fix your exact context.
BUILDING OUR DEI PLANS
We support organisations that recognise that DEI enables their people to thrive and would like help in doing this. We have supported a wide range of businesses across the globe with 50 to 50,000 employees, within the following specialist sectors.
Our passion is in supporting organisations and their people to succeed. We are strive to be the best partner for our clients providing tailored support exactly where they need it. We appreciate that as clients are progressing on their journey there are times that they have all the resources they need. Where they need help we are delighted to support with additional expertise. Our approach is to equip organisations and their people to succeed in DEI. Please get in touch so that we can provide you with more information regarding our services.
We are excited to partner with organisations who are already diverse and inclusive. We work with you to authentically demonstrate this to ensure you are attracting the very best talent and to help your people recognise why they should stick around! From developing inspiring communication strategies to leadership training, we have a wide range of services that can support you in demonstrating your commitment to DEI.
We work with you to carefully measure, track and gather insights from your DEI activities and their impact. We equip you to understand the experiences and perspectives of your people ensuring that you can confidently deliver the best DEI strategy that enables the future growth of your culture and your performance.
We get asked this a lot! DEI can be a complex subject with many factors to consider. We’ve been partnering with organisations for over 10 years and have the expertise and experience to know what works. We work with you to build DEI strategies that align with your values and support you to deliver them with the knowledge that you are in experienced hands.
One of the first steps we take in working with a new client is to help in identifying what is happening within their culture and why. Organisation’s need to have data driven insights to help them shape their DEI strategy and future roadmap. From DEI culture surveys to the facilitation of focus groups, we have developed a wide range of services that enable us to zoom in on your people issues, allowing us to create bespoke solutions to fix your exact context.
An outside perspective can sometimes be all you need to identify new ways to maximise your DEI efforts. From ensuring a diverse range of voices are represented within your network group to begin with, to revaluating the groups goals and identifying potential barriers and communication styles, we can provide insights and recommendations for enhancing their impact.
We have set up (and been members of) a large number of DEI steering groups on behalf of our clients. From defining their purpose and objectives, to identifying key stakeholders and establishing roles and responsibilities, we have in-depth experience of knowing what works to maximise impact. Get in touch if you would like to find out more about this service.
We love collaborating with your existing DEI / HR teams – the sheer fact they are in place is music to our ears! We can work in partnership in a number of ways including sharing industry best practices, research, and insights and collaborating on organising workshops, training sessions, and events to promote DEI awareness and education. From our experience, combining internal knowledge with external perspectives makes for lasting, impactful results.
We have over 10 years’ experience in partnering with both UK and global organisations, so it’s safe to say we’ve seen and heard a lot! This gives us deep reserves of knowledge of what works well (and what doesn’t) to gain impactful results. From small tweaks to an in-depth overhaul of your strategy, we have the experience required to get your DEI goals firmly back on track.
Yes absolutely, this is an area of our expertise. We help you to build a deep understanding of your culture through our bespoke DEI surveys. Our experience means we know what quantitative and qualitative questions to ask and know how to turn your data insights into meaningful action.
CREATING INCLUSIVE CULTURES
DEI is connected to everything within your organisation. From seeking and retaining the best talent to maximising the effectiveness of your teams, everything comes back to the day-to-day experiences of your people and how they feel at work. Focus on fostering an inclusive environment where your people feel heard and valued and you will see the direct impact this has on their performance and engagement.
Measuring inclusivity in the workplace requires a thoughtful approach. Using our Inclusion Index tool, we can score your inclusion efforts and identify key areas that are working well, as well as highlight areas in need of improvement. Engaging with us as your DEI expert provider ensures we can provide you with insights and fresh practice to further develop your inclusivity as an employer.
That is great news! Starting on a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion journey requires careful planning and commitment. We’ve been supporting organisations for over 10 years with making the first step. From ensuring leadership commitment, to taking action on DEI , we can help you get your plans off the ground and beyond. Find out more about our services here.
We’ve been working with leaders and their teams for over 10 years equipping them with the tools, insight and knowledge they need to lead inclusively. From team learning solutions, to DEI training we have what you need to embed inclusion in to your ways of working. Get in touch to discuss our services in more detail.
Meritocracy is a valuable principle and it’s essential to recognise that achieving DEI goals is all about equity and fairness. In fact, DEI can enhance the effectiveness of meritocracy by ensuring that everyone, regardless of their background, has an equal opportunity to showcase their skills and talents. Get in touch to discuss how we achieve this through our DEI consultancy services.
DEI is great for your people and great for your business. Longitudinal research demonstrating the business benefits of DEI is widely available. For some leaders this further supports their conviction that the effort in developing DEI pays dividends. Other leaders feel instinctively that advancing DEI is the right thing to do and are visible advocates in engaging their people on DEI. Get in touch to see how we can help your organisational journey.
We understand that to build a diverse and inclusive culture requires increasing self-awareness, understanding and the development of inclusive behaviours and skills. Unconscious bias can act as a barrier to inclusion. Building awareness and capability through creating personal insight to manage our biases is a key element in the enablement of an inclusive culture. Some view unconscious bias training as a one-off action, we don’t. We know that to truly embrace and understand the causes and effects of bias on our decision making, we must look further from understanding what it is, to actually recognising it within ourselves. We enable leaders and teams to experience this for themselves in a safe and fun learning space. Find out more here.