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Are organisations ‘diversity washing’ with quotas?

A critical step required to overcome the inertia for change is to tap into employees’ psyche to understand what some of the blockers under the surface could be. Individually, people may have personal concerns, such as their fear that they will lose their job to someone else or that the organisational culture will change. Collectively, the corporate culture may lead people to resist change as the new initiative is not how ‘we do things here’.

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Six fresh leadership skills

Listening, responding and validating people’s situations, stories and concerns continue to be some of the most powerful leadership capabilities. Having a solid and respectful leader in times that are tough is often what employees value most of all.