Diversity, Inclusion and Leadership
Deloitte offers a strategic approach to diversity, inclusion and leadership. Discover our approach and explore our thought leadership and research below. By Juliet Bourke - Consulting, Partner.
At Deloitte, we understand how important diversity, inclusion and leadership are to your overall business infrastructure and the experience of your employees. We offer a strategic approach that meets the specific needs of your business, creates sustainable change and leads to a higher-performing workplace.
Where to start
Deloitte has integrated diversity into a broader range of human capital offerings. Whether the issue is workforce planning, M&A integration, strategy execution or leadership development, we offer clients the opportunity to approach diversity from a number of different angles.
What's our motivation
We know that: Diversity + Inclusion = Improved business outcomes
To meet business objectives, all employees must be provided with the opportunity to meet their potential. It is the combination of diversity and inclusion that makes the difference, and our aim is to help clients eliminate or reduce individual and organisational biases which undermine this connection.
What's our approach
We start with understanding an organisation’s strategic priorities – such as transformational change, increased productivity, enhanced customer connectivity, greater levels of innovation – and then we design a diversity and inclusion strategy. Our advice is based on our multi-faceted strategic framework, which helps us to asses alignment between vision, systems and processes and leadership for example. Speaking plainly, we:
- help organisations identify and select the moves they need to make to accelerate change and achieve their vision,
- work with leaders and teams to develop personal capability
- adjust systems and processes to reinforce diversity and inclusion outcomes
- review and develop metrics to assess change.
The diversity and inclusion revolution: Eight powerful truths
Deloitte Review (issue 22), January 2018
Missing out: The business case for customer diversity
Deloitte and Australian Human Rights Commission report, February 2017
Toward gender parity: Women On Boards initiative
Deloitte Access Economics report, October 2016
The six signature traits of inclusive leadership: Thriving in a diverse new world
Deloitte University Press report, May 2016
Which two heads are better than one? How diverse teams create breakthrough ideas and make smarter decisions
Deloitte insights published by Australian Institute of Company Directors, February 2016
Fast Forward: Leading in a brave new world of diversity
Deloitte report, commissioned by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, June 2015
It’s (almost) all about me - Workplace 2030: Built for us
Deloitte and AMP Capital report, July 2013
Waiter, is that inclusion in my soup? A new recipe to improve business performance
Deloitte and Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission report, November 2012
Inclusive leadership - will a hug do?
Deloitte report, April 2012
Only skin deep? Re-examining the business case for diversity
Deloitte report, September 2011
Leadership: Do men and women do it differently?
Deloitte report, July 2011