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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 15

Removing barriers and obstacles

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST

Before change is embraced by employees there will be some form of rejection and pushback during the process. In this chapter we focus on why some D&I strategies fail, identify what the barriers and obstacles may be and how to reduce their impact.

Why some D&I strategies fail

Over the years we have both seen a number of organisations throw themselves into the D&I arena – spending a lot of money externally on sponsorships, pitching for awards and rolling out firm-wide training. This has all been at a high cost of both ...

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