Let's Measure What Really Matters
Essential to the development of any diversity strategy is to understand the key drivers, market trends and the demographic landscape in which our clients operate and the potential impact some of these trends may have on their operating climate and sustainability. As an organisation therefore, we are therefore committed to supporting business led, evidence based research in the New Zealand market and globally to ensure that our services and products genuinely meet the needs of our New Zealand client base.
Much has been published about the potential benefits of having a more diverse and inclusive workforce. There is strong evidence to suggest that a strong culture of inclusiveness has a significant impact on employee engagement and discretionary effort. This having been said, the link between improved employee engagement and quantifiable financial benefits is less well understood.
To this end, Diversitas has partnered with Auckland University Business School to support our clients to participate in longitudinal research into the link between diversity and inclusiveness and bottom-line profitability. We are currently working with the Associate Dean of Research for the University of Auckland Business School, Dr. Peter Boxall and Dr. Carla Houkamau who is a social psychologist, specialising in the areas of personal identity and diversity management. Dr. Boxall’s work examines the way in which management strategies affect employee wellbeing and organisational performance, while Dr. Houhamoau is increasingly recognised for her research on diversity in New Zealand.
If you would like to hear more about this research opportunity for your organisation, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org