How to transform an organisation so as to make it
more welcoming to diversity, more inclusive.
How to speak a common language even if we have
different native tongues.
How to gather teams around a project building on
values and performance.
You don’t wake up one morning with a fresh look at things or a new
experience:You become an inclusive manager by
is it a
noble action to encourage diversity?
JEAN-MICHEL MONNOT: Of course. Encouraging greater diversity is a responsible step on the
moral, ethical, and human levels. However, if the business world is to embrace diversity it needs to be seen as a real advantage and present a business case. Several studies have pointed to the
connection between greater diversity and performance, particularly by comparing increased numbers of women managers with corporate results. Whatever the studies prove, common sense tells us that
diversity is a source of wealth—ten clones would obviously be less creative than ten different people! However, it takes special skills to manage diverse teams so it’s crucial to invest in the
sensitization and training of managers. Promoting diversity isn’t a question of producing a nicely packaged annual report, but rather about increasing corporate performance.