Category: Latest Insights From Symmetra

Why Inclusive Leadership is Critical Today

Heather Price, CEO at Symmetra, discusses why inclusive leadership is so critical today. Unlock the other 11 videos in our FREE interactive expert video series guide Transcription When you talk about diversity, we’re talking about all the differences that people bring to the table. We’re talking about inherent differences. Those are the differences you’re born …

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Why Diversity and Inclusion is Now a Source of Competitive Advantage

Diversity and inclusion has become so important over the last three to five years, where it’s shifted from being a social justice issue to a strategic business imperative because there’s been a host of empirical research which has emerged which demonstrates that diversity can actually optimise performance and innovation in organisations.

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The Hayne Commission: How Diversity and Inclusion Can Help to Mend the Banks’ Broken Cultures

Trust in Banks has been weakened The implicit trust which many Australians had in their banks and the belief that financial institutions would generally do the right thing has been rudely shattered. The final report of the Royal Commission into misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry laid bare the sorry state of …

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Experts Say Australian Sexual Harassment Laws in Need of Drastic Reform

Sexual harassment in the workplace has been described often as an “intractable problem”. Despite legislation designed to combat it which has been in place in Australia for decades, and despite corporate leaders proclaiming that there will be zero tolerance for acts of sexual violence or harassment, evidence is that its occurrence has not come down. …

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Three Cheers for Gillette in Confronting Unacceptable Macho Sexism

Gillette’s latest video advertising campaign for its men’s razors with the title: “We believe: The best men can be …” has evoked howls of outrage in some quarters for being a demonisation of the male gender as intrinsically bad and incapable of refraining from intolerable behaviour. It is suggested that the video is simply an all-out …

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The Other Diversity Dividend

P Gompers and S Kovvali – Harvard Business Review – July/August 2018 Statistical data in a number of areas gives support to the view that harnessing the benefits of diverse thinking brings about positive real world results While there are good grounds for believing that diverse organisations tend to generate a broader range of ideas, …

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