Design for Workplace Diversity
A human factors’ approach to design for diversity can arise from fundamental task (re)design that may be traditionally stationed in the areas of work, health, and safety (such as manual task risk reduction), but the practice, from this orientation, can provide a practical means to integrate the activity of business units. Recognition of the outcomes arising from these approaches can convey and advance organisational strategy and, thus, engage executive leadership so that these programs continue to receive support.
Participants will be challenged to consider how their work can advance the agenda of the organisation in terms of the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce, and how they can better articulate the connection between their safety initiatives with the objectives to address occupational health and wellness. Participants will be introduced to an outline of design for diversity concepts and features broadly and through case study illustration. The idea of better business unit integration and leadership engagement through shared investment in design objectives, measures, and outcomes will be presented.