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

Adamson, Maria, Kelan, Elisabeth, Lewis, Patricia, Rumens, Nick, Sliwa, Martyna (2016) The quality of equality: thinking differently about gender inclusion in organizations. Human Resource Management International Digest, 24 (7). 8 -11. ISSN 0967-0734. (doi:10.1108/HRMID-04-2016-0060) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/HRMID-04-2016-0060
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Patricia Lewis
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2018 13:07 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/71110 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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