How does cultural diversity look like in everyday business life inside a company? This is what the cover story of the latest ARAG company journal is about. Under the heading ‘Living Diversity’, the main article provides insights into practical D&I experiences at ARAG, a leading German insurance group with subsidiaries in 13 European countries. In addition, the Journal interviewed Diversity expert Michael Stuber about the business potential of cultural diversity. Another story shows the International future of the company.
TÜV Rheinland hat den Deutschen CSR-Preis 2015 gewonnen. Der international tätige Prüfdienstleister für Qualität und Sicherheit gewann die Auszeichnung für sein Engagement im Bereich Gender Diversity zur Förderung von Frauen im Unternehmen. Die Auszeichnung nimmt das Deutsche CSR-Forum in bis zu zehn Kategorien vor, sie wurde dieses Jahr zum sechsten Mal vergeben.
GSMA, the International association of mobile operators, has released a snapshot report on women in the ITC industry. The document, ‘Accelerating the Digital Economy: Gender Diversity in the Telecommunications Sector’, aims at providing a baseline for workforce evolution, sharing best practices and supporting the industry in shaping workplaces that take full advantage of gender diversity. It succeeds on the first objective as it focuses on female representation and (numeric) gap analysis. Beyond this, the report provides anecdotal practices that are widespread in various sectors and little impetus for going beyond.
The world does not stand still and we are sometimes overwhelmed by technological progress. How can this improve the workplace, e.g. for employees with a disability, and what may the future look like, in 2035? A new report by the Swiss-based Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI) sheds some light on societal, political, technological and economic developments. It shows that these will bring about both new challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities.