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5 Minutes On… Leading Inclusively

By Anjali Bindra Patel Director of DEI at Winrock International and author of the bestselling Humanity at Work

Why it’s not too late to resolve bias in AI

By Dina Alvarez Head of Strategic Talent Management & Transformation, NTT DATA

From picking up on our tendencies toward exclusion to offensively grouping characteristics, AI is learning (and scaling) our worst habits. Luckily, awareness and a desire to take action is growing across many organisations. It’s not too late to resolve this problem. So, what do businesses need to know and do to prevent it?

The Rise of Collaborative Leadership

By Maria Metz CEO, NTT DATA Romania

The collaborative approach to leading teams is best suited for today’s complex workplace, where newer, less-defined problems need agile solutions. Through collaborative leadership, executives can create an inclusive environment that energises teams, releases creativity, and cultivates a company culture that is both productive and joyful where information is exchanged organically, and everyone takes responsibility for the whole.

Leading Inclusively in a Covid-19 World

By Anjali Bindra Patel Director of DEI at Winrock International and author of the bestselling Humanity at Work

Inclusive leadership is more critical than ever as we continue to navigate through the Covid-19 pandemic. Leaders are working to maintain productivity, collaboration, and innovation during these challenging times. Those who can also address amplified issues around inclusion and belonging in a distributed workforce will be primed for superior organisational performance in the future.

A Corporate Compass in the Age of Diversity

By Toshi Fujiwara Senior Executive Vice President and Representative Director, NTT DATA Corporation

The AIDA Project: Using AI to Help Caregivers Communicate with Autistic Children

By Corinne Schillizzi UX & Service Designer, Tangity

Innovation in technology has great potential in helping to provide accessible, tailored learning for every child. Through our AIDA project, we created a unique system that could give caregivers and educators the information they need by bringing together elements from design, AI, IoT and VR.

Closing the Digital Gap: Boosting Diversity in STEM Vocations

By Felipe Zaforteza Director Head of Public Sector and Health, everis, an NTT DATA Company , María Jesús Villa Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, everis, an NTT DATA Company

The skills gap is only growing, with the number of women holding STEM degrees still uncomfortably low. This is the time for businesses to take responsibility in growing diversity in the workforce of tomorrow through investment into the young people who will shape the business landscape in years to come.

Taking Action Now to Prioritise ESG Impact

By Zahra Bahrololoumi CEO, Salesforce UK and Ireland

The future belongs to businesses who are acting now to weave environmental, social and corporate governance criteria into everything they do. With business-societal interactions changing as we emerge from the pandemic, the challenges we face can help rather than hinder progress if we remain committed to reform and innovation.

How Renewable Energy Communities Give People the Power Back

By Miguel Fontela Director, everis, an NTT DATA Company

The European Green Deal’s ambitious decarbonisation goals are a chimera without the contribution of small and medium energy users. This disruptive change from consumers to prosumers will only happen if we find the way to engage them with technology, digital tools and new energy markets. Energy communities are one of the most promising initiatives to foster this vital change.

Why Small Teams are the Engine for Agile Transformation

By Neil Perkin Author of Agile Transformation

In agility, less is definitely more. From communication to productivity to trust, small teams are one of the critical factors in making enterprise agility a reality – and a success – for any business.

White Paper: Forge New Norms: Ensō Foresight 2020

New norms are emerging. Social movements, such as Black Lives Matter or Fridays for Future, urge companies to position themselves politically; and new legal frameworks and standards such as GDPR push companies to rethink the ways they develop products and services. As the responsibilities of companies grow and change, making sure that ethics, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability are built into every process is essential for both consumer and company.

True Innovation through Digital Participation

By Tijen Onaran Entrepreneur, investor, best-selling author and speaker

Study after study shows that a diverse workforce and diverse management teams are more creative, innovative and successful. But diversity is just part of the puzzle. For a company to be truly innovative, the platform for new ideas to emerge must be open and accessible to all.

How Diversity & Inclusion Drive Innovation

By Stefanie K. Johnson Associate Professor of Management at University of Colorado and author of Inclusify

Diverse perspectives help teams to see things in new ways, not only driving the creation of better products but also helping businesses reach a broader customer base and garner success in new markets. But to go from good to great, innovative teams must prioritise inclusion – making your employees feel safe to express their unique perspectives.

Ethics in Innovation

By Diana Hauser Ensō Lab Manager & Head of Innovation, NTT DATA Germany

Businesses strive to create new technologies, products and services that reshape or even disrupt their markets. Yet businesses also need to understand they must innovate sustainably and ethically. With pressure to innovate quickly - bias, ethics and discrimination can easily be forgotten.

How Diversity & Inclusion Drive Innovation

By Stefanie K. Johnson Associate Professor of Management at University of Colorado and author of Inclusify

The Mobilised Organisation: Building Power through People for a Resilient, Innovative and High Performing Organisation

By Candice McGlen Talent development expert, member of the Forbes HR Council and author of Engage Us Now!

When discussing employee culture, much focus has been put on agility, or the ability to respond to change. But to remain relevant and competitive, organisations must also consciously lead the change. In this way, there is much leadership teams can learn from social change movements, where authentic purpose, a belief in people power and the removal of barriers to participation mean that grassroots mobilisation can have real impact.

Change Through Diversity

By Anna Budde CMO NTT DATA DACH

Businesses that lead their market sectors all have one thing in common: they all practice diversity. Diversity is not merely based on gender, but also personality and participation. A diverse workforce equals agility, productivity and innovation. Anna Budde discusses how you could practise diversity in all its forms and transform your organisation into a leading company that understands the human element in success.

Purpose Begins at Home

By Paul Skinner Corporate purpose expert and author of Collaborative Advantage

The pandemic has forced us to reconsider conventional approaches to management as we are united in a common experience, barriers between the professional and personal are blurred, and ultimately we realise our stakeholders are human. There is now huge potential for positive change in both social and economic spaces, if organisations look for the opportunities for good.