Diverse and thrive
Diverse teams are now acknowledged to be critical in creating organisations that are innovative and responsive at a time of changing needs. Many government organisations
Diverse teams are now acknowledged to be critical in creating organisations that are innovative and responsive at a time of changing needs. Many government organisations have set targets to increase the diversity of their workforce across gender, ethnicity, disability, and cognitive diversity, and the US government’s Office of Personnel Management has highlighted how diversity leads to greater innovation in government, as employees from varied backgrounds bringing different perspectives, ideas and solutions to the workplace that result in new products and services.
This session will look at how governments can harness such insights, looking at how they can recruit and retain a more diverse workforce, and how they can create policymaking and delivery structures to harness these insights.
The session will cover:
- How to recruit to create diverse teams
- How to create policymaking structures that harness the insight of employees from different backgrounds
- How to create systems that allow for ideas from officials throughout public sector organisations to be brought forward and developed
(Tuesday) 13:30 - 14:45 View in my time