Well done. You clearly care deeply about inclusion and you’re putting your beliefs into practice. But don’t rest on your laurels. There’s always more to be done, not least sharing your commitment and everything you’ve learnt with the rest of the IP community. Time to lead the way.
There’s room for improvement, isn’t there? Hopefully, though, the fact that you’re reading this and have answered these questions shows that you want to do better. And we also hope that the tips we’ve given provide you with the road map needed to make that change. Tomorrow starts today.
Mostly DON’T KNOW:
Maybe responsibility for inclusion doesn’t fall into your job description so you just don’t know how much your organisation is doing? The thing is, when it comes to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s not an issue that can be parked in one person’s in-tray. It’s everybody’s duty – not only for ourselves and our colleagues as individuals, but also for the organisations we work for, our clients and our wider society.
If you don’t know the answers to these questions, it suggests that diversity and inclusion aren’t taken seriously enough in your organisation: an inclusive approach isn’t yet seeping through the corporate culture. Well, not to worry: that can change now. Our Steps to Inclusion review could be just the thing you need to get you started on the road to a more diverse and inclusive future.