Optimising inclusion and diversity in the public sector: an evidence-based approach

Optimising inclusion and diversity in the public sector: an evidence-based approach

But how do public sector organisations successfully embed inclusion as deeply as diversity into their culture and practices? 
There is now a practical and evidence-based answer to this question. Motivated by the gap between recognising the benefits of diversity and inclusion and realising them in practice, researchers from Edith Cowan University have developed the Diversity and Inclusion Capability Maturity Model (D&I CMM).
Capability maturity models are self-assessment tools designed to assist organisations in understanding the potential of different approaches and self-assess their strengths and weaknesses (their ‘maturity’) in given areas against current and future objectives. 
The D&I CMM provides public sector organisations with a practical, evidence-based and — most importantly — ‘next-practice’ approach to ensuring diversity and inclusion become guiding organisational principles. The tool offers a comprehensive yet simple way for organisations to self-assess their current approach to diversity and inclusion, using professional judgement and informed by widespread collaboration and rich data while allowing them to create a roadmap for where they want to be and how they need to get there.
Incorporating four key, evolving maturity levels of diversity and inclusion approaches — compliance, managerial, integrative and transformative — the D&I CMM addresses four functional areas that need to be addressed to embed diversity and inclusion into the workplace successfully: drivers/focus, responsibility/leadership, measurement, and mechanisms and defining features. 
Each maturity level of the D&I CMM increases in its potential to deliver enhanced outcomes for public sector organisations, incorporating key and required elements of the previous levels while expanding to engender a truly inclusive and diverse workforce setting.

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