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Why promoting diversity matters in Indonesia

Jakarta   /   Fri, April 6, 2018   /  11:12 am
Why promoting diversity matters in Indonesia Indonesia was ranked 88th in the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2016. (Shutterstock/File)

What does it take to create a workplace culture where women and men have equal opportunities for advancement and pay? We recently conducted the Getting to Equal 2018 research that identified over 200 potential workplace factors and measured them by surveying more than 22,000 working men and women with university education in 34 countries to gauge their perception of factors that contribute to the culture in which they work. That helped us uncover 40 factors that influence advancement, which enabled us to identify the 14 factors most likely to affect change. All these factors broadly point to three categories executives should focus on: Bold leadership: Establish a diverse leadership team that sets, shares and measures equality targets openly. Comprehensive action: Set policies and practices that are family-friendly, support both genders and are bias-free in attracting and ...

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