Der Europavergleich zum Deutschen Diversity Tag 2017

Kommunizieren deutsche Konzerne Diversity mehr oder weniger als ihre europäischen Wettbewerber? Oder einfach anders? Eine vergleichende Analyse, die seit 2007 bereits zum fünften Mal durchgeführt wurde, zeigt: Deutsche Großunternehmen platzieren Diversity deutlicher im Kontext sozialer Verantwortung als dies in Europa üblich ist. Zudem sind die Themen Frauenförderung und Work/Life-Balance deutlich überrepräsentiert. „Eine unglückliche Kombination“, meinen Experten.

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EU survey shows remaining gender differences, challenges for work-life-balance and obstacles for older workers

Eurofound, the European Foundation for Working and Living Conditions, has recently released its sixth edition of the Working Conditions Survey, conducting almost 36.000 interviews with employees and self-employed about different areas of work-life. In in-depth look at the survey also provides valuable information on the status quo and on trends with regard to work-life balance or employment of older workers.

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A reminder for all of us: Lebanese learning from classroom diversity

A current study by International Alert shows that pupils from different backgrounds view each other more positively when they learn together in mixed classes compared to those studying separately. The finding is particularly relevant with regard to the stereotype reduction effect it shows which is relevant in many everyday workplace situations and for segregated education approaches that still exist.

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Pre-orders for IBCR 3.1 (2016) can be placed now: The updated Business Case contains 200+ selected studies

Many studies claim to describe the business benefits of D&I. Critics, however, often challenge the research methodology or other aspects. The updated 3rd edition of the unique International Business Case Report (IBCR 3.1) contains 1-page summaries of 203 studies which were all checked for significance, robustness, validity, reliability and, if applicable, for statistical bias.

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Offizieller Report beschreibt „bunte Vielfalt“ bei Familien in Deutschland

Rückläufige und dauerhaft niedrige Geburtenraten bereiteten der Politik viele Jahre Sorgen. Während anfänglich noch der Glaube an traditionelle Familienstrukturen vorherrschte und zu fehlgeleiteten Herdprämien führte, öffnete sich die Politik langsam (und zaghaft) den neu entstandenen Realitäten. Und selbst die katholische Kirche begann (an)zuerkennen, dass sich die Familie im 21. Jahrhundert anders entwickelt als zu den Zeiten als christliche Ideale entstanden. Das Bundesfamilienministerium beschreibt die aktuelle Situation sogar mit dem Begriff „bunte Vielfalt von Lebensformen“.

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Diversity and Inclusion increases in working realities but gender gaps and segregation persist

While D&I work is often focusing on managers and employees with a formal professional degree, the majority of men and women work in jobs ‘on the floor’. How much do we know about their working realities and the diversity aspects that matter for them? More and more companies devise D&I programmes for individual contributors and the latest Eurofound survey provides a surprising figure: more than half of men and women share their job titles mainly with workers of their own gender.

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Current Gender Equality paradigms don’t reach men in the way they should – and could

A current survey of almost 1,500 men, conducted by the JUMP, found low engagement levels in gender diversity and even resistance from one third of respondents. The finding becomes more alarming when factoring in that the survey audience consisted of a more-than-averagely interested group of men and those completing the questionnaire were at least inclined to do so.  Weiter lesen

What Diversity Management can learn from neuroscientific findings

Neuroscientists have been trying to reveal the functioning of our brain for several decades. The brains’ neuroplasticity, i.e. the ability of the brain to form new connections between neurons, can now be used as an element of diversity management. Because the brain has this ability to change over our lifespan, it is indeed a possible source of rethinking and reviewing our attitude towards diversity. Implementation of neuroscientific findings into diversity management can provide a change in diversity practices.

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