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

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

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

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD58.7 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 23 May 2016 09:58
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021 22:15

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