Culture shapes every aspect of our lives. It informs what we think, say and do, the feelings and attitudes we express, and the way in which we interact with others. In the workplace, it is the underlying beliefs, assumptions and values that shape our everyday experience and determine our actions and behaviour.
The culture of our workplace impacts our engagement, motivation, performance and health and wellbeing. An inclusive organisational culture increases team innovation, creativity and knowledge sharing, boosts business performance and reduces staff turnover beyond specific diversity policies.
However, as regular news stories show, for many people the working world is far from inclusive – and may actually be a source of harassment, intimidation and exclusion. This affects not just employees’ wellbeing, it also impacts on business bottom lines.
Through the lens of gender, this panel will bring perspectives from a range of industries to consider how organisations can best address, influence and change workplace culture to foster a sense of true inclusion and belonging among employees.
Louisa is a Partner at Finsbury where she heads the Employee Communication and Change Practice and works across the Purpose Practice, bringing together two key passions. She has spent over 18 years working in engagement and change across most sectors on employer brand, engagement, transformation, values, purpose and diversity.