Women in the Workplace – Burnout, Leadership, Hope & Your Role 🙏
I thought this McKinsey research was interesting based on a year’s findings during the pandemic. IT examines how women have really been doing in the workplace and there are a few key elements that struck me very hard.
– While women have made small gains at almost every level of the pipeline, including the C-suite, women of colour continue to be dramatically underrepresented at high levels. Because of the persistent ‘ broken rung’ at the first step up to manager, there are not enough women in middle management to be promoted to senior leadership.
-Women are stepping up to support employee well-being and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in their companies – but the problem is, they aren’t rewarded for it.
You can read the report in full below https://lnkd.in/g5MVgeau
Many leading companies have made great headway in creating new relevant actions plans but more needs to be done at an individual level. “You won’t have sustainable inclusive growth if you’re not rewarding the type of work that drives that outcome,” she adds. “What gets measured, rewarded, and recognized is what ultimately gets done.”
So what is our call to arms – what should we be asking and doing?
1. What is your organisation’s published EDI plan with a clear end in mind, goals, deliverables, who owns what by when? Are you communicating great stories, successes and amazing stories that inspire others?
2. What are the processes that underpin the EDI plans execution, for example, mandatory mixed slates for hiring, Quotas, clear targets plus Progression and Retention Data. Is there equal pay for equal work? Is this data visible and discussed regularly? Is there a consumer-grade employee value proposition that includes Family Supportive Policies from cradle to grave?
3. What does the employee base, management team and leadership cohort look like in your gig? Are people selected because of their age, sex, colour creed physical/cognitive ability? Are teams happy and productive manifestly bringing 200% of themselves to work
If not, why not? Ask some of the questions I posed above?
Be the change that you want to see in the world. Start activating for the change you feel your organisation should move to. Especially one that is worthy of us all, who care about Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace