Q3, 2021 ISSUE OUT NOW

How can organizations take effective action to create inclusive futures? It is a question that has been given fresh impetus by events around the world over the last year. Protests against racial injustice in the US grew quickly into a global movement for change. At the same time, in many parts of the world, the Covid-19 pandemic was hitting disadvantaged and minority communities hardest of all.

Amid this, organizations are confronted by a stark truth: in too many businesses, progress on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace has been far too slow. In this issue’s Focus, we examine some of the key aspects of the work required to pick up the pace of change.

We look at the organizational, individual and team-level actions needed to unlock progress. We explore the need for DEI to be part of business strategy and examine the role of boards. We ask what more needs to be done to create cultures where women thrive. Finally, we consider techniques that can help create connections and break down in-group/out-group dynamics.

PREVIOUS ISSUES

Q2, 2021 – Digital leadership: The tech revolution transforming how we work and lead

Q1, 2021 – Sea change: How leaders shape culture for agile success

Q4, 2020 – Looking beyond: The future of healthcare

Q3, 2020 – New frontiers: Mastering the skills for a changing world

Q2, 2020 – The inclusion imperative: Ori Brafman on amplifying employees’ voices

Q1, 2020 – The second wave: Preparing for digital transformation

Q4, 2019 – Borderless leadership: Winning in a world without boundaries

Q3, 2019 – Better leadership: Looking within for the decency factor

Q2, 2019 – Women leaders: The ascent to the top

Q1, 2019 – Agility architects: How to build the agile company

Q4, 2018 – The footloose world: Rapid remedies to the consequences of the footloose world 

Q3, 2018 – The human difference: Ben Pring on making the difference in an artificially intelligent future

Q2, 2018 – Courage in chaos: Lessons from the edge from Kate Sweetman and Shane Cragun

Q1, 2018 – Welcome to Planet Asia: Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang on winning in the world’s financial centre

Q4, 2017 – Into the wirearchy: Leading from the centre in a volatile world

Q3, 2017 – The payoff paradox: Dan Ariely on why consumers like to work for their purchases

Q2, 2017 – The new rules of creativity: Vivek Wadhwa on why innovators must see the future

Q1, 2017 – New world order: Linda Sharkey on how to create global leaders for a changed planet

Q4, 2016 – Smash the system: Don Tapscott shows how blockchain will destroy hierarchies

Q3, 2016 – The trouble with brains: Marshall Goldsmith on how super-smart leaders alienate their teams

Q2, 2016 – Trust me, I’m a corporation: How to make your company more human, with Dan Ariely

Q1, 2016 – The Z Factor: Why the next generation will change the world of work forever

Q2, 2015 – Your health: a double-edged sword

Q1, 2015 – Rewiring business for tomorrow’s world

Q4, 2014 – Viewing risk: threat or opportunity?

Q3, 2014 – A brand new world

Q2, 2014 – Can’t see the wood for the trees?

Q1, 2014 – The phoenix rises again

Q4, 2013 – Our world: a puzzle to solve