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Inclusive Leadership: The Definitive Guide to Developing and Executing an Impactful Diversity and Inclusion Strategy by Fleur Bothwick, Charlotte Sweeney

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Chapter 1

What is ‘starting out’?

Change is the only constant.

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In this chapter we consider the questions you could ask when starting out. We introduce a framework to help you think about where you are on your D&I journey as well as explain how we use some of the D&I terminology.

Starting out

Creating change is not easy and it is the one aspect in business that can create a level of emotion that is seldom seen in the workplace. Many D&I programmes, although positioned as attempting to change the culture and structures within organisations, actually have no change management principles wrapped around them. The majority of these programmes are focused on initiatives, a number of separate actions and deliverables ...

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