NHS outlines clear steps that can be taken for improving diversity in the workplace
The NHS (National Healthcare Service in the UK) has a very public and very noble goal of “50/50 by 2020.” Meaning, the number of women on NHS boards would be 50% by the end of 2020. As of September 9th, they have not fulfilled this goal, however, the executive report and executive summary provide excellent research, resources, and insights that might benefit those in other workplaces or fields, particularly those which have the similar goal of “getting women to the top.”
These documents define, why (the motivations for diversity), what (defining diversity), and how (the approach). The approach may be relatable to most organizations: Intention, Purposeful Action, Data, and Determination. This may be the beginning of a calculated roadmap towards diversity and equality in workplaces.
The NHS reports provide detailed findings which align with the work of SHE Insight and why we do this work. This is best captured by one of the conclusions of this report: “Whilst increasing diversity is having the different voices and perspectives present, inclusion is when those voices are fully heard. This again requires purposeful shifts in culture and leadership.”