The Tavistock Institute consultants and researchers have been engaged by the ECB, a multi-national and multi cultural organisation, to guide and assist its HR Policies and Staff Relation Division with the implementation of its Diversity Strategy.
OutlineThe ECB adopts a wide definition of diversity in its current Diversity Policy and recognises the need to approach diversity in an organisation-wide, holistic way. The work will begin with the facilitation of an action learning cycle of focus groups which will:
- Investigate potential factors that might hinder gender diversity at the ECB (e.g. assumptions, stereotypes).
- Assess the effectiveness and highlighting gaps of current policies and activities (e.g. quality of the appraisal discussions, consistency of recruitment interviews, flexibility of working time and leave policies, effectiveness of the dignity at work policy).
- Collect recommendations for actions from the focus group participants (e.g. in relation to the scheduling of meetings and the working hours).
- Test a series of ‘good practice’ options such as mentoring and buddy systems.