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In our experience, organisations are much more adept at developing great business strategies than Diversity and Inclusion strategies. By Juliet Bourke - Consulting, Partner.
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The latest from Juliet Bourke
Grey innovation: disrupting age stereotypes in fintech
Sometimes you don't even know you hold a stereotype until it is right in your face.
Why are TED talks so successful? Feeling the love
24 hours after my first TEDx event and I am still trying to process the experience. The best description I can come up with is that it's like a warm hug from an old friend.
Segment on ABC24 for International Women's Day
A new study shows that companies who employ more women on their boards make more money. Juliet Bourke discusses with ABC24.
"You're So Well Dressed, for a Straight Guy": the Dilemma of Guerilla Stereotypes
What do you say when someone offers a compliment which comes with a sting in the tail? Do you take the compliment and ignore the tail — feeling a little soiled in the process? Do you point out the tail and decry the compliment, thereby offending the complimenter? Neither option seems optimal, so what’s to be done?
TEDx SouthBank talk
Do more opinions lead to better results in business and in life? If so what kind of opinions? Deloitte Australia Human Capital Partner Juliet Bourke shares her experience and research into the area of business diversity and inclusion to answer the question 'Which two heads are better than one?'
ABC Radio interview - Corporate Australia and gender equality
Juliet Bourke tells us why David Morrison's appointment as Australian of the Year will have a real impact on corporate Australia.
The dilemma of campaigning for others
Do any of us have a legitimate voice in a debate about inequalities that face others? Do we have the right to push forward when some of the very people we are seeking to help are resistant to our efforts? Juliet Bourke says this is the very dilemma that faces the Chief of the Australian Army.
Getting personal about committing to diversity
Juliet Bourke describes how business leaders at Deloitte and elsewhere are working collaboratively with groups like Male Champions of Change and Chief Executive Women to transform workplaces across Australia—and shares some lessons about diversity and inclusion that are crucial to leaders everywhere.
The problem with corporate speak
Juliet Bourke catches up with Steve Vamos for a quick chat that turns into much more.
Great leadership: The elephant in the room
Intuitively we all know that great leaders are valuable property. Leaders are the difference between a great company and an “also ran”. Maybe we could say the same for many things – technology, processes or access to capital for instance?
Are you at breaking point
We send more than 100 billion emails a day. We check our phones 150 times a day. This can't continue. What needs to change?
What the heck is human capital?
Juliet Bourke reflects on giving a conference presentation, where the MC introduced her to the audience by reading out her bio and stumbling over the standard description that comes after her name: “Partner, Human Capital, Deloitte".
The heroes and heroines of workplace diversity
How a group of men from Australia stepped up to change gender discrimination from within.
Four approaches to accounting for diversity in global organisations
Global research, June 2015
The role of diversity practices and inclusion in promoting trust and employee engagement
American research, May 2015
Corporate Culture and Employee Identity: Co-option or Commitment through Contestation?
Australian case study, November 2014
The business case for diversity management in the hospitality industry
American academic research, July 2014
Dynamic diversity: Toward a contextual understanding of critical mass
American research paper, May 2014
Getting started with talent analytics
American research, February 2014
Diversity and inclusion by design: best practices from six global companies
Global case studies, July 2014
Fast forward: Leading in a brave new world of diversity (customers, ideas, talent)
Australia and New Zealand, research paper, June 2015
Interview with Carolyn Taylor, CEO of Walking the Talk
Australia, interview, June 2014
Biased pre-decisional processing of leading and non-leading alternatives
United States academic research, April 2014
What gets measured gets done: Measuring the ROI of Diversity and Inclusion
Canadian research, February 2014
Getting diversity at work to work: what we know and what we still don’t know
UK literature review, September 2014
Bad bosses: The role of (non) leadership on workplace incivility
USA, Academic Research, April 2015
Telstra’s ambition to connect everything to everyone: Transforming business through customer-centricity
Australian interview and case study, April 2015
Global Human Capital Trends 2015: Leading in the new world of work
Deloitte University Press, 2015
When EU Leaders Speak, the Markets Listen
European Academic Research, November 2014
A year of accelerated change for New Zealand Police
Australian Interview, October 2014
How Authentic Leadership and Inclusion Benefit Organisations
American research June 2014
Inclusive Leadership – The View From Six Countries
Australia, China (Shanghai), Germany, India, United States research June 2014
Great leaders who make the mix work
United States case studies, March 2014
The Manager: Inside the minds of football’s leaders
UK case studies, August 2014
Leadership and team identification: Exploring the followers' perspective
European research, August 2014
The heroes and heroines of workplace diversity
Australian case study, July 2015
Global Best Practice to Address The Gender Imbalance in Technology: Two Journeys at Deloitte
Australian case study, August 2015
Rebooting and Rerouting: Women’s Articulations of Frayed Careers in Science, Engineering and Technology Professions
United Kingdom Research, August 2015
Gender disparity in the C-suite: Do male and female CEOs differ in how they reached the top?
Australian research, August 2014
It starts with us: The Leadership Shadow
Australian Industry report, March 2014
Leading Virtual Teams: Best Practice Insights
Australian interview , March 2015
Virtual Brown Bag lunch: How do virtual teams create the ‘water cooler’ chat?
Australian case study (Dell and Deloitte Australia), March 2015
The Overwhelmed Employee. Simplify the work environment
United States, global research, October 2014
Organisational culture, supportive arrangements and spillover from work to home: The role of organisational culture
Dutch research, October 2014
Examining the tensions in workplace flexibility and exploring options for new directions
United States academic research, October 2014
'Nothing about us, without us': How the Canadian government approaches Aboriginal inclusion
Australian and Canadian interview, July 2015
Organisational diversity programs across cultures: effects on absenteeism, turnover, performance and innovation
American Research, May 2015
Construction Workplace Discrimination: Experiences of ethnic minority operatives in Hong Kong construction sites
Hong Kong, China, mixed method study, September 2014
A comparative study on acceptance of cultural diversity and gender diversity among employees in IT industry, Bangalore
Indian academic research, July 2014
Cultures have consequences: A configural approach to leadership across two cultures
Global research, November 2014
The management of large-scale change in Pakistani education
United Kingdom academic research, November 2014
Chinese and Western leadership models: A literature review
Chinese academic research, March 2014
The future of work: A reorientation guide
Canada, survey report, March 2015
The Prospects for Managing Diversity in the Public Sector: The Case of the Ontario Public Service
Canadian case study, September 2014
Role model organisations: benchmarking LGBT equality in the UK workforce
UK case study, July 2015
Examining the Workplace Experiences of Sport Employees who are LGBT: A Social Categorisation Theory Perspective
American case study, September 2014