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Inclusion: how an understanding of neuroscience enhances your gender initiatives

Inclusion: how an understanding of neuroscience enhances your gender initiatives The author recently conducted a research with companies about their gender diversity and inclusion initiatives to understand how successfully “lighthouse” organizations were moving the dial on creating inclusive cultures and whether an understanding of neuroscience helped to explain the importance of cultural change.Design/methodology/approachFor the research, the author used a modeling methodology which had been designed to identify the difference that makes a difference and the things which really work.FindingsHelping leaders understand the science behind why inclusion is important in business, the definition of inclusion, how the impact of exclusion on productivity, creativity, and engagement reduces resistance to change, and explains why the HR’s advice is beneficial to the success of the business.Originality/valueThe research found that few organizations are using an understanding of the negative impact of exclusion to make a business case for creating an inclusive culture. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Development and Learning in Organizations Emerald Publishing

Inclusion: how an understanding of neuroscience enhances your gender initiatives

Development and Learning in Organizations , Volume 33 (4): 4 – Aug 20, 2019

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1477-7282
DOI
10.1108/dlo-07-2018-0082
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Abstract

The author recently conducted a research with companies about their gender diversity and inclusion initiatives to understand how successfully “lighthouse” organizations were moving the dial on creating inclusive cultures and whether an understanding of neuroscience helped to explain the importance of cultural change.Design/methodology/approachFor the research, the author used a modeling methodology which had been designed to identify the difference that makes a difference and the things which really work.FindingsHelping leaders understand the science behind why inclusion is important in business, the definition of inclusion, how the impact of exclusion on productivity, creativity, and engagement reduces resistance to change, and explains why the HR’s advice is beneficial to the success of the business.Originality/valueThe research found that few organizations are using an understanding of the negative impact of exclusion to make a business case for creating an inclusive culture.

Journal

Development and Learning in OrganizationsEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 20, 2019

Keywords: Leadership development; OD; Organizational change and learning

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