The Business Case for Equality
The emphasis placed on Equality is changing. The traditional reactive emphasis is now giving way to a more proactive approach looking at the benefits and the business case. The real business case has to be about opportunity and not threat
Equality thinking can actually improve efficiency, assist service delivery and enhance performance. It makes sound commercial sense. Making the case for the positive impact of Equality is still in its early stages.
The two major obstacles within organisations to equality tend to be difficulties in changing the culture of an organisation and a lack of awareness of Equality Policies.
Ultimately the challenge of both Equality and Diversity is how organisations include and use the complexity and differences of the human family for productive goals whilst ensuring the proper nourishment and growth of the individual.