D&I as a direct contribution to your strategy
Your company’s strategic priorities serve as a guideline for D&I. Whether innovation, growth, agility or efficiency: Diversity provides concrete contributions.
In times of tough, global and rapidly changing competition, companies attach importance to an unconditional strategic orientation to all activities. Through levers as creativity, productivity, market access or image, Diversity & Inclusion makes direct contributions to your current business strategies – if created and implemented consistently.
Position D&I to fit your business
It seems obvious that Diversity & Inclusion basically supports topics such as internationalisation, agility, M&A or optimised use of resources. However, it seems more important for your company whether and how the approach can contribute to your concrete priorities. The fundamental question, “Why should we deal with diversity at all” must not only be answered generically – it needs specific answers, which we usually review with our clients for each strategic cycle.
“There is too much talk about how digitisation affects diversity and too little about what D&I can contribute to digital transformation.” Michael Stuber
Accepting challenges – strengthening success factors
The analysis of your challenges and the success factors for implementing your strategy will show how D&I best suits your company. Whether and what contributions D&I can make should set the essential course for your future diversity management – beyond visionary core statements. The fit of D&I is most evident in
- Industries that are in upheaval or in global competition
- Environments with a pronounced shortage of skilled workers
- Business areas with a high consumer or market orientation.
Analyses therefore show a high D&I relevance in financial services, information technology and telecommunications, automotive, food and luxury goods, technology, consumer goods, trade, transport & logistics as well as for (former) state enterprises. Our experience in these and other industries facilitates the strategic alignment of your D&I concepts.
Give D&I a clear profile – and to your identity
Regardless of the strategic (business) fit, Diversity & Inclusion can form a valuable part of your corporate identity. Whether as a value, a code of conduct or leadership competence: many of our projects show that several aspects of D&I can be effectively and consistently anchored in future-oriented models, so that they become an effective and lasting building block. ENGINEERING D&I.
How D&I can contribute to successful digitalisation
THROW-BACK EUROPEAN DIVERSITY FORUM: KEY NOTE MICHAEL STUBER, EXCERPT REGARDING STRATEGIC D&I CONTRIBUTIONS