Specialists in developing inclusive workplace cultures for the past 30 years

Developing inclusive working cultures is the key to unlocking the business benefits of a diverse workforce and to meet the increasingly diverse needs of employees, customers and service users. Our team has 30 years of experience leading inclusive cultures training workshops for all staff, for managers, and for senior leaders and decision-makers. With our support, you can foster a culture of inclusion that permeates all your business processes, decision-making mechanisms, and change initiatives, while also bolstering the engagement, productivity, wellbeing and trust of your employees.

Inclusivity and Decisions

Inclusive teams make better business decisions up to 87% of the time

Opportunity Loss

39% of job applicants have turned down a job due to a perceived lack of inclusion at the organization involved

Towards systemic inclusion

What do we mean by inclusive cultures at work? And why are they so important?

An inclusive culture is one in which people and teams understand and adapt effectively to their social and cultural differences. These points of difference could stem from any aspect of workplace EDI, including protected characteristics, as well as other factors like class or educational background. In this sense, an inclusive culture captures a spirit of equity and belonging beyond what’s instantly apparent.

Inclusive leaders and managers display high levels of cultural adaptability and are experts in cross-cultural communication. They’re able to successfully address unconscious bias, defuse challenging behaviors, and demonstrate resilience in the face of organizational change. And they’re 3.5 times more likely to get the full potential out of the people who work for them.

Inclusive Cultures Training EW Group
Our Inclusive Cultures Pathway

Building inclusive cultures with the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)

It’s now possible to measure and develop the inclusive working skills of your individuals and teams using the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) psychometric. We use this tool to map your levels of cultural awareness and adaptability against our Inclusive Cultures Pathway. This scale neatly highlights where you are now and where you want to be, giving you measurable targets to aim for in your learning and development. Here’s how it works in practice:

  • Pre-IDI briefing (individual or group) to orientate users with the approach, principles and aims of the process
  • Completion of 30-min online IDI psychometric
  • Group IDI results workshop, if applicable
  • One-to-one feedback and coaching sessions for individuals based on IDI results
  • Delivery of full IDI report
  • Continue building inclusive cultures with our pathway and development tools

Build an inclusive culture in your workplace & unlock the business benefit

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What our clients say

EW Group ran sessions for everyone at Sunshine on Building Inclusive Cultures. It was both a super useful and very popular set of sessions for everyone who came.

Mel Exon
Group CEO at
The Sunshine Company

Dive deeper into diversity, equity and inclusion

Check out our range of posts, resources and thought leadership on EDI at work.

Post
Disclosing Disabilities in the Workplace

Mary Doyle argues that we should ditch the word disclosure as it’s no longer relevant - we’re not hiding anything.…

Podcast
Overcoming adversity – A personal story about diversity, acceptance and driving a culture of workplace inclusion

In this episode, Sush Bastola, Sales Director at the EW Group and Challenge Consultancy, meets Graci Harkema to discuss overcoming…

Case Study
Spitfire Audio

EW Group carried out an in-depth diversity audit for Spitfire Audio and facilitated workshops with staff and inclusive leadership training.