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The quality of equality: thinking differently about gender inclusion in organizations

Adamson, M and Kelan, E and Lewis, P and Rumens, N and Sliwa, M (2016) 'The quality of equality: thinking differently about gender inclusion in organizations.' Human Resource Management International Digest, 24 (7). pp. 8-11. ISSN 0967-0734

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Abstract

Purpose: This article suggests a shift in thinking about how to improve gender inclusion in organisations, as well as offering a number of practical action points. Design/methodology/approach: This article takes a perspective based on the authors? own ongoing research as well as synthesis of existing insights into gender inclusion in organisations. Findings: In order to retain top talent and improve organisational climate, we need to re-think how we measure the success of organisational inclusion policies. Specifically, the article suggests moving from numbers and targets to looking at the quality of gender inclusion in the workplace. The article explains why this shift in thinking is important, and how to approach it. Practical implications: The article provides strategic insights into and practical thinking about ways in which progressive organisations can continue to improve gender equality. Originality/value: The article makes a provocative call for a change of perspective on gender inclusion in organisations based on cutting-edge research, and puts forward action points in an accessible format.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender; Inclusion; Equal opportunities; Gender equality strategy; HR policy; Women in organizations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD58.7 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 09:58
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:22
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16772

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