I am an associate professor at the Nottingham University Business School and the founder and director of EQUIDY, a non-governmental organisation that specialises in promoting and improving equality, diversity and inclusion. I have worked with multinational corporations such as HSBC and mentored at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
My research and consulting work focuses on management, human resources, and global diversity and inclusion management.
In the new workplace employees could either be sharing the same physical space or collaborating within a virtual work environment.
Inclusion is particularly important right now to help fully realise a sense of teamwork, safe culture, belonging, connectedness and meaningful support. Inclusive organisations can positively impact the wellbeing of all their stakeholders.
In inclusive workplaces, employees feel respected, they experience a sense of belonging and connectedness and are empowered to participate in decision-making processes. There are fair and objective selection, appraisal, development and processes in place.
Generation Next is a support network for young professionals aged between 18 and 35 based in the East Midlands. Its membership package gives young workers access to its events and mentoring programmes – which connects delegates with likeminded individuals, as well as leading business professionals from across the region, to build their networks and skills. For more information on how to become a Generation Next member, click here.