Before your employee is your employee, they’re a human being. A human being with a story. A human being with a life experience. A human being with body, mind and spirit that goes through stuff. And the question of caring or not caring, and of leaving “personal issues” at home is debatable, the truth is high employee morale and Optimum performance requires a present, inspired, fulfilled human being. And that now requires you to make room for doses of inspiration, tools and insights especially for your employees so they can be present, inspired employees that perform optimally every day.
The keynote below is meant to provide those doses:
We once felt that bringing together the collective capabilities and experiences of people of different race, gender, sexual orientation, personalities, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, political beliefs, and religion, would be enough but it is simply not – we still need to go further. In order to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, every team member must feel as though they actively belong in the room and that their presence is desired. When employees bring the true version of themselves to work, knowing their opinions matter and their voices are heard, communication and overall productivity will improve. According to Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends research 78% of people believe diversity and inclusion is a Competitive Advantage. 69% of executives rated diversity and inclusion an important issue (up from 59% in 2014)
Today’s leading organizations and forward-thinking leaders understand that diversity and inclusion is much more than a buzzword, it’s a business strategy capable of driving company performance, enhancing innovation, and engaging and retaining employees. Inclusive Leaders value, embrace and provide sense of belonging to all people. And inclusive leadership provides the Competitive Advantage necessary to outperform in today’s highly diverse and disruption-prone workplace and marketplace. To draw value from your employees requires a psychologically safe environment for all.
In this keynote, Kgadi will equip you with what it takes to draw value from your diverse employees by (1) unpacking why you should care about diversity and inclusion, (2) what inclusion looks like and how to use it as a competitive strategy and then (3) taking you through the 7 keys to becoming an inclusive leader and an inclusive organization.
In this keynote Kgadi provides practical pointers that will;