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Why is Diversity Important?
  • Leading Australian companies increasingly recognise the importance of reflecting their customer base and responding to the diverse needs of the communities in which they operate.
  • International research shows that diverse teams of problem-solvers outperform groups of the best individuals at solving problems.
  • Firms with a higher proportion of women in senior management financially outperform companies with less diversity over time.
  • Business benefits emerge most effectively when organisations achieve a critical mass of 30% women at each level and in each function of an organisation.
  • The ASX Corporate Governance Council now requires each listed company in Australia to establish and disclose to the market their Diversity policy, including measurable objectives relating to gender.
Test your own unconscious bias
"Unconscious or hidden beliefs – attitudes and biases beyond our regular perceptions of ourselves and others – underlie a great deal of our patterns of behaviour about diversity."
2008 Diversity Best Practices: Proven Strategies for Addressing Unconscious Bias in the workplace.

To learn more about your own biases:

  • Undertake the Harvard Implicit Association Test (IAT), the most effective online tool to gain greater awareness about one's own biases, preferences and beliefs. https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/
  • Seek out feedback from your team and peers about whether your personal preferences and beliefs inadvertently hinder diversity.
  • Make a positive effort to learn more about the experiences of those not in your 'in-group'.

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