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Is automation making organisations less diverse?
Automation risks reinforcing existing inequality
There is mounting evidence that automation will remove many jobs, and that this will affect groups most disadvantaged by structural inequality.
Ignoring diversity risks reduced automation benefit
Innovation is a critical success factor and must be at the heart of public sector organisations’ automation programmes. There is evidence that workforce diversity is a key driver of innovation.
Action on workplace diversity is needed urgently
Efforts by the public sector to upskill their workforce when automating processes should integrate diversity into their approach, to ensure that the transition to new roles is as rapid and equitable as possible.
Barriers facing diversity in public sector automation programmes
For many public sector organisations implementing automation whilst considering diversity is new and uncharted territory. We identified a number of barriers.
A way forward: diversity and automation in the public sector
Our four-stage framework provides a guide on how to integrate diversity into automation programmes to enable the wider organisation to become more diverse.