Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity is a reality, not an option. In organisations, diversity  manifests itself in terms of origin, age, gender - and gender identities. Diversity management is a conscious decision to create structures that avoid discriminationHow inclusive is your organisational and team-culture? 

Let us create a space for dialogue.

Working in a diverse team brings out hidden power dynamics. Which opinions are heard and recognised? What privileges have become entrenched and what happens when these are broken up? Addressing these questions as a team helps to create an inclusive climate.

 

How diversity becomes a lived culture

"Society is unity in diversity "

George Herbert Mead

During the workshop, we reflect on how visible and invisible dimensions of diversity affect collaboration. In what ways are individuals or (sub-)groups included or excluded?

Lived diversity goes hand in hand with contradictory feelings and thoughts that can be addressed and worked on in a protected dialogue space.

 

An insight into my work...

Trust, belonging and dedication are aspects that have a profound impact on motivation and working ability for every employee. In my experience, there is little difference between the values that individual organizations establish to guide their employees and customers. However, these values are frequently empty words with little relation to the everyday workflow. In this workshop, we are turning these topics into our research question. Employees get the opportunity to ask themselves how they experience trust in the team or organisation and what behaviour lets them see and experience trust. Together we explore the "mission" and ascribed meaning to it. Organizational Culture becomes a living process that is shaped by every member. This new form of dialogue can have an impact on the entire organisation. Organisational culture becomes a living and tangible process.

How participants describe their experience:

It was a wonderful experience in life to be a participant of this workshop. I have a feeling that I received the greatest appreciation and reward of my work in my life. To meet so many great friends from different parts of the world is not common. I am highly influenced by the intimacy and trust which developed naturally among us within the nine days which I am sure will last forever.

Participant