Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Delivering through Diversity: A Review Of The Follow Up Study To “The McKinsey Report”

Today, I want to talk about the McKinsey Report: Delivering Through Diversity. This is a study that you can think of as the follow up to the celebrated Diversity Matters report from 2015. As discussed previously, the 2015 report is one of the most cited sources that is used to justify the business case for diversity in organisations. I dedicated …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Intersectionality, Discrimination & Employee Resource Groups

Today, I want to talk Intersectionality. In my experience, Intersectionality is a potential mine field, because it’s one of those terms that is thrown around casually by people in the field of Diversity & Inclusion but is rarely explained or discussed thoroughly. The only people I consistently hear discuss Intersectionality in a meaningful way are academics but as you can …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Employee Resource Groups, Corporate Websites & Engagement

Today, I want to talk about how employee resource groups are presented on corporate websites and how a number of common practices could be damaging their efforts to become a more inclusive workplace. Organisations are falling over themselves to show that they are committed to diversity and inclusion and one of the ways they achieve this is through representations of …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Women’s Employee Resource Groups: Prevalent, Highly Subscribed & Effective

Today, I want to talk about women’s employee resource groups, previously on this podcast we’ve talked about how they seem to be the largest, well funded and well supported employee resource group in any organisation. What’s more a recent report from New York based online platform Fairy Godboss suggests that women’s employee resource groups are both powerful and effective. I …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: 2017 Review & 2018 Predictions

Today, I give a brief review of 2017 and then make some predictions for 2018 based on some patterns and trends that I’ve noticed. In todays show I’m going to discuss several things including My quick review of 2017 My predictions for 2018 My big plans for the future and much much more Here’s some of what I share in …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Diversity, Inclusion & Jargon

Today, I want to talk about a persistent issue that keeps turning up on the show. It’s the issue of language, the issue of Jargon. In general, Business leaders have a bad reputation for using unnecessary jargon in the workplace. However, when it comes to matters of Diversity & Inclusion it seems that jargon is raised to a whole new …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Identity Work & Employee Resource Groups

Today, I want to talk about one an interesting concept that is at the heart of why individuals both seek out and avoid employee resource groups. I want to talk about identity work. Once we go through it, you’re going to realise that it’s something that everyone does but in this episode it will become clear that some people have …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: The Core Functions of An Employee Resource Group

Today, I want to talk about one of the most common questions that I get asked about employee resource groups. I want to talk about the core functions of an employee resource group and why understanding this simple but elegant concept can change the way you experience and manage employee resource groups in your organisation. So in todays show I’m …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: The Resource Groups Podcast 6 Months Old

In simple terms, this means I’ll be speaking with people from a variety of disciplines trying to connect the dots in terms of their best practices, habits and other important pieces of information that you can apply in your organisation. This week the podcast is 6 months old, this is a genuine milestone for me so in todays show I’m …

Dr Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey: Diversity, Inclusion & The Bottom of the Pyramid

Today, I want to talk about Diversity, Inclusion and people. Here on this podcast, our strong belief is that people are the most important part of any organisation and the truth about Diversity & Inclusion is that when it’s done properly we should expect it to have a direct impact on the work-based experiences of people who aren’t able to …