32 episodes

The Inclusion Works podcast explores the secrets of building inclusive culture at work and in the community. We’ll be joined by leaders, experts and activists all working to bring fresh thinking to the inclusion debate. We’ll be asking those all-important questions to find out more about them, their work and how they make inclusion work.

If you’re interested in driving change, accelerating diversity or simply finding ways to be more inclusive every day, then join us for Inclusion Works. Because diversity is just half of the battle.

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The Inclusion Works podcast explores the secrets of building inclusive culture at work and in the community. We’ll be joined by leaders, experts and activists all working to bring fresh thinking to the inclusion debate. We’ll be asking those all-important questions to find out more about them, their work and how they make inclusion work.

If you’re interested in driving change, accelerating diversity or simply finding ways to be more inclusive every day, then join us for Inclusion Works. Because diversity is just half of the battle.

    31. How to Improve as a Leader By Acknowledging Your Biases and Vulnerabilities

    31. How to Improve as a Leader By Acknowledging Your Biases and Vulnerabilities

    Back in the 1980s, we lived through the Era of the Super Leader. That was when the leader knew best. The leader knew everything. And the leader was a superhero.
    In the 21st century, however, things are much more complex, and smart leaders are looking for cognitive diversity. Inclusion and diversity help organizations become innovative, creative, resilient, and agile.
    What is preventing leaders from building a diverse and integrated team?
    We asked Peter MacDonald Hall, the principal consultant at VERCIDA (Values-Equality-Respect-Culture-Inclusion-Diversity-Accessibility). Peter's mission at VERCIDA is to transform the world of work into inclusive, innovative, and high performing environments. Previously, he served as director of inclusion and diversity at The Ocean Partnership and membership director at LGBT Great.

    • 48 min
    30. Sir Clive Woodward on Resilience in Uncertain Times

    30. Sir Clive Woodward on Resilience in Uncertain Times

    In light of the unprecedented times we’re in as a result of COVID-19, we’re shaking things up slightly to create an episode we hope will be valuable to our community of inclusion and people leaders.
    Sir Clive Woodward is the world-cup-winning England Rugby Coach, an expert in building high performing teams, and an experienced executive coach. 
    He talked to us about how to cope with crisis, lead through change, and build resilience in our teams. All of which are more vital than ever. 
    We talked about everything from making the most of your time without meetings, the importance of framing failure as learning, and why a ‘high challenge / high support’ environment is more important than ever in a crisis.
    We hope you find it valuable.
     
    A few links we mentioned:
    Resilience Works from Hive Learning
    The People Leaders Support Network from Hive Learning
    Clive’s Hive
    Clive’s recent book: How to Win 

    • 23 min
    29. Is Diversity of Thought a Get Out of Jail Free Card?

    29. Is Diversity of Thought a Get Out of Jail Free Card?

    Mita Mallick is the head of diversity and cross-cultural marketing at Unilever. We loved chatting to Mita about her part in developing pivotal products that built diversity and inclusion within and beyond Unilever, through her ‘Every Voice Matters. Every Story Celebrated’ initiative, and her work to help Unilever achieve a gender-balanced workforce.
    We are particularly excited to launch this episode in the week that Unilever announced it achieved a 50:50 gender balance in managerial roles across their business. 
    We chatted to Mita about a whole range of thorny issues covering:
    Whether the term ‘Cognitive Diversity’ is a get out of jail free card Why you can’t get diversity of thought without diversity of representation How to increase cultural competency and agility  Biases about inclusion practitioners (because we know it’s not all unicorns and rainbows)  And how to find the magic between the head and the heart  Tune in for inspiring stories and a tonne of practical tips.

    • 33 min
    28. How to Bake D&I Into Your Business Strategy w/ Standard Chartered’s Maria Angelica Perez

    28. How to Bake D&I Into Your Business Strategy w/ Standard Chartered’s Maria Angelica Perez

    In many organizations, accountability for hitting diversity and inclusion targets sits in the wrong place. It might be with a new and inexperienced people leader; it might be with an Employee Resource Group. But you’ll only truly move the dial if accountability for your diversity and inclusion strategy sits with your CEO and your management team. 
    That’s according to Dr. Maria Angelica Perez, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Standard Chartered Bank. Maria has been driving diversity in the workplace for most of her career and was nominated as one of the top European D&I leaders for her previous work at Ericsson where she established a global D&I strategy across 180 countries.
    We talked with Maria Angelica about:
    How to appoint diversity and inclusion leaders who’ll make an impact How to weave diversity and inclusion into your business strategy - from talent to investment How to build a center of excellence and give your employees the tools to start a movement

    • 44 min
    27. Psychological Safety: The Path to Inclusion and Innovation

    27. Psychological Safety: The Path to Inclusion and Innovation

    Psychological safety is the bedrock of inclusion. But the behaviors you need to practice to build it in your team go against your instincts: being vulnerable, admitting you don’t know, embracing failure, giving others candid feedback, asking for feedback yourself. 
    Tim Clark is the founder and CEO of Leader Factor, a consultancy that offers elegant, practical, and powerful performance solutions to many industry-leading businesses. Tim has put his wealth of experience into a new book called The Four Stages of Psychological Safety: Defining the Path to Inclusion and Innovation, which is due out in March 2020.
    In this episode we talked with Tim about:
    His four-step model of inclusion The three levels of organizational culture Practically how you can build a psychologically safe environment at work

    • 28 min
    26. The Tech Skills Gap and How Inclusion Can Solve It w/ Jacqueline de Rojas

    26. The Tech Skills Gap and How Inclusion Can Solve It w/ Jacqueline de Rojas

    What is it like to be a woman in technology? It's still a male dominated world, after all, with just 17% of the workforce being women. In addition to gender balance, technology lacks ethnic diversity as well, showing very little black, Asian, or Indian representation. 
    We can do better.
    Jaqueline de Rojas is president of Tech UK, the association that represents 900 companies in the digital sector in the UK. She is also chair of the Board of Digital Leaders and has been described as one of the most influential women in tech in the UK.
    We talked with Jaqueline about:
    How advances in AI emphasize the need for diversity in technology. The importance of transparency with new algorithms. The need for AI to have larger data sets. Examples of problematic behaviors in the tech workplace and practical tips for solving them.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Dgm14632 ,

Great for leaders paying attention to D&I

Really interesting interviews, changed my perspective on multiple issues.

Avocado Yogi ,

A Podcast We've Been NEEDING

This is a podcast that NEEDS to be out in the world! I love the personal perspective each episode provides. Creating an inclusive culture is such an important topic and it's definitely a topic I'm continuing to research.

stephenecarter ,

D&I More than Buzzwords

Hive Learning has ensured that D&I is far more than just a set of corporate buzzwords, but something that truly drives and shapes your business. Being on the production team for the show, it's been a lot of fun to see this one take shape

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