Deloitte wins top organisational psychology award
Deloitte’s Human Capital team was recognised for identifying inclusive leadership as a new capability in effective leadership and for developing and building an inclusive leadership assessment (ILA) tool – both of which were recognised as disruptive thinking in organisational leadership.
Juliet Bourke, Deloitte Human Capital Partner, noted that the tool represents an innovative and emerging frontier in organisational psychology.
“Organisations are starting to talk about what it means to be an inclusive leader – however, where people often get stuck is translating a sometimes highly-academic understanding of inclusivity into everyday actions that can be taught, coached and then measured and assessed by leaders and colleagues,” she said.
“What the ILA does is provide individual leaders with feedback on their performance and whether everyone is feeling included by them – or just those who are similar. It really helps to hold up a mirror and enable leaders to recognise their strengths as well as development areas.”
Deloitte’s ILA tool is based on more than five years of applied research, culminating in the 2016 publication, The Six Signature Traits of Inclusive Leadership and previous publications, Waiter, is that inclusion in my soup? (2013); Inclusive leadership: Will a hug do? (2012) and; Fast forward: Leading in a brave new world of diversity (2015).
“This body of work represents the efforts of many over a number of years, so Deloitte is absolutely delighted to receive this recognition from such a highly respected authority on organisational psychology,” said Juliet.
The APS Workplace Excellence Awards were attended by Psychologists and HR professionals, including consultants, advisors, managers and specialists. Previous winners of the award include CBA, BHP and Telstra.