This week’s curator, Christine Overby, looks at how to design for diversity; she also shares some Shift*Base Guides for firms that wish to become more inclusive and picks 5 links for further reading on the topic.
How do we design for diversity?
Being diverse is an active decision.
It requires both stamina and a systematic approach. Diversity programs and communities of interest are important. But they are the inputs to a diversity platform rather than its products.
I recently blogged about my personal learnings, as well as strategies and tactics that the Post*Shift team has successfully used to create inclusive organisations.
>> see Designing For Diversity by Shift*Base
Diversity must become a core attribute of modern business, because it creates better outcomes. To make progress, we need diversity platforms, not just programs.
- Code: Debugging the Gender Gap” is a documentary that aims to make sense of the dearth of women in computer science. “Code” and the Quest for Inclusive Software – The New Yorker
- Employers are increasingly finding fresh ideas and insights by recruiting workers with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other cognitive disabilities. Gary Pisano and Robert Austin discuss their case study, “SAP SE: Autism at Work.” The Benefits of Recruiting Employees with Cognitive Disabilities
- In the past, globalization tended to mean Western companies exporting their people, products and ways of doing things to other parts of the world. But in order to succeed as a leader, you need to shed certain assumptions and develop new skills. Leadership Challenges: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Global Leaders
- The first in a series on innovative working environments looks at LEGO’s new UK hub, where workspaces based on activity replace the traditional one-desk-per-person model. Hot desks: Inside LEGO’s imaginative London office – The Long and Short
- Fears of civilization-wide idleness are based too much on the downsides of being unemployed in a society premised on the concept of employment. Would a Work-Free World Be So Bad? – The Atlantic
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