Diversity Atlas is a unique diversity data-analysis platform that provides insight into cultural and demographic diversity within an organisation. It enables organisations to understand the diverse richness of its teams and to better measure, understand, acknowledge and act on its diversity inclusion and development strategies.
Your organisation’s diversity profile, in one place.
The Diversity Atlas platform makes it easy for teams and organisations to measure, understand and tell their diversity stories for better inclusion and valuing of their cultural identity. The Diversity Atlas dashboard visualises your organisations and each teams profile, highlighting diversity achievements and where there’s room to improve on inclusion.
Diversity Atlas enables companies to utilise diversity as a driver of improved business performance and to give them an edge over competitors.
Emerging business and academic research indicates that diversity within teams and at various levels is positively correlated with enhanced business performance. Companies with greater ethnic and cultural diversity at the leadership level are 33% more likely to have industry leading profitability. Furthermore, companies in the lowest quartile for both gender and ethnic/cultural diversity were 29% less likely to achieve above average profitability (McKinsey Report, 2018).
A recent BCG study suggests that increasing the diversity of leadership teams leads to more and better innovation and improved financial performance. Companies with more diverse management teams have 19% higher revenues due to innovation (Boston Consulting Group, 2018).
Why is this the case? The answer is complex and varied. Generally speaking, people with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences see and experience the world in different ways. This diversity translates into the workplace by seeing the same problem in different ways and in generating different solutions and ideas. This is a powerful asset – “In a fast changing business environment, such responsiveness leaves companies better positioned to adapt.” (Boston Consulting Group, 2017).
These numbers establish that there is a commercial imperative to improve and ensure diversity. So, how can Diversity Atlas enable your business to leverage these benefits?
HOW DIVERSITY ATLAS CAN HELP YOUR ORGANISATION
Use the data generated by Diversity Atlas to survey baseline staff diversity, identify gaps, establish targets and track your progress over time, then use the deeper intersectional insights* generated by the tool to feed into your engagement strategies to ensure your workforce is inclusive and responsive to employee needs. Diversity Atlas is the gateway to reaping the improved business performance that arises from better diversity and engagement!
* Intersectional insights ensure that your gender parity strategies for example take into account intersectional factors such as ethnicity, position level, age and disability.
DIVERSITY ATLAS FOR PUBLIC SECTOR
Being representative of society is a core expectation of public sector organisations, from local government and State and Federal departments to other public entities. Being representative of the wider community leads to a range of benefits, both for the sector and the community. Diversity within the public service ensures that a range of perspectives feeds into the design of government policies and services, which in turn leads to government being better able to understand what the community needs.
The extent to which the diversity of a workforce or a sector reflects the diversity of the community is what we call “mutuality”. The power of mutuality in the public sector is significant. It leads to better services that work for everyone and improved outcomes across health, education and much more.
HOW DIVERSITY ATLAS CAN HELP THE PUBLIC SECTOR
Diversity Atlas enables the public sector to get an overview of their staff diversity. With the data and insights generated by the tool you can compare your results to the community. Diversity Atlas allows public sector organisations to benchmark their diversity across multiple departments, at different levels and across different time periods. Organisations can identify gaps in recruitment for people from under-represented communities, and also use the insights generated by Diversity Atlas to feed into engagement strategies to ensure the workplace is inclusive and responsive to employee needs. Diversity Atlas is the key to reaping the improved social and public performance outcomes that arises from greater diversity, mutuality and inclusion!
DIVERSITY ATLAS FOR COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS
At their core, community organisations work to engage with and provide vital services to our highly diverse communities. The most effective way to achieve these goals is to collaborate and co-create with the community, and one way of doing this is to build a workforce that reflects the actual diversity of the community it serves.
However, anecdotal evidence suggests that a significant “diversity gap” exists between community organisations and community members. There is little data available on this diversity gap, and so clients often come to us because they want a way to know if people of diverse cultures, abilities, genders and sexualities are being unintentionally excluded from accessing their services or employment programs.
HOW DIVERSITY ATLAS CAN HELP THE COMMUNITY SECTOR
Use Diversity Atlas to understand the diversity of the communities your organisations serves, and to ensure that your services are relevant and accessible to the people actually living in your catchment areas. Diversity Atlas can also help your organisation understand the diversity of your staff, volunteers or students and interns. With the data and insights generated by Diversity Atlas, identify gaps and establish targets. Use this information to track your progress and showcase your successes, and to make the case for further funding to support under-represented and disadvantaged communities. Diversity Atlas is the key for creating equitable opportunities and eliminating barriers to participation for all members of the community.
DIVERSITY ATLAS FOR UNIVERSITIES
Diversity Atlas enables universities to measure cultural and demographic diversity within their staff and student cohorts, compare the extent to which they are representative of society and track changes to diversity over time. Without this data, universities cannot measure the extent to which staff or student diversity is representative of society. The extent to which staff or student diversity reflects the diversity of the community is what we call “mutuality”. Achieving higher rates of mutuality in higher education an important goal. If student cohorts are diverse but do not represent social demographics, the quality outcomes associated with tertiary studies will continue to aggregate for some people but remain out of reach for certain demographics. In order to improve fairness and ensure the benefits of higher education for all, diversity and mutuality must be measured in a consistent manner. Only then can a more nuanced and accurate process begin of tracking differences in student and staff experience for different cohorts of people with specific regards to discrimination, inequality, and inequity of opportunity.
HOW DIVERSITY ATLAS CAN HELP THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR
Use Diversity Atlas to measure, collect and track the diversity of staff and students across all departments and positions. Following these surveys, use Diversity Atlas to compare staff and student diversity and ascertain the level of mutuality between the two (i.e. the extent to which staff diversity is matched with student diversity); also compare student diversity to broader demographics in order to determine mutuality with the community, which in turn can help identify potential issues of unequal access/discrimination. Finally, set targets based on the above, and track progress using Diversity Atlas.