Issue 3 – LGBTI Inclusion in the Workplace
Three ways to make LGBT frinedly policies at work
"LGBT-supportive policies are linked to fewer cases of discrimination and more open corporate cultures. These, in turn, are linked to greater job commitment, better workplace relationships, improved mental health and increased productivity among LGBT employees. Promoting inclusivity isn’t just a moral imperative for companies, it’s a smart business decision"
C. Vangeron - World Economic Forum, 2017 • Read Now
An promising overview of scientific research on the effects of LGTB+ policies in the workplace
"The existing set of studies demonstrates that LGBT-supportive policies are linked to greater job commitment, improved workplace relationships, increased job satisfaction, and improved health outcomes among LGBT employees. (...). Less discrimination against LGBT employees and more openness about being LGBT, in turn, is also linked to greater job commitment, improved workplace relationships, increased job satisfaction, improved health outcomes, and increased productivity among LGBT employees."
L. Badgett et al. - The Williams Institute, 2013 • Read Now
The importance of inclusion in attaining diversity
"Leaders have long recognised that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals confers a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. “Diversity” and “inclusion” are so often lumped together that they’re assumed to be the same thing. As noted diversity advocate Vernā Myers puts it, “Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”"
L. Sherbin & R. Rashid - Harvard Business Review, 2017 • Read Now
Engaging men in gender equality in the workplace
Studies by the Diversity Council Australia provide valuable insights in how to tackle the challenges related to creating diversity within the workplace: "How men think, behave, and how they relate to women and to other men, all play an important part in keeping gender inequalities alive. Men’s attitudes and behaviours may support the sexist status quo. Men have a vital role to play in building a world of gender equality – and many already are doing so. And there is much more that men can do."
Diversity Council Australia, 2017 • Read Now