We believe that collaboration is a key factor when it comes to creating lasting, effective change. Sharing knowledge, practices and tools can bring organisations and individuals with a common goal together, and strengthen their change-making powers. That’s why we’re delighted to announce a new partnership with Clusivity!
Like us here at Spktral, the team at Clusivity are motivated by a data-driven approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. This is shown through their SaaS tool, which has been expertly designed with specialist practitioners to capture where barriers and biases exist across gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and socio-economic background within organisations.
Act Sooner, Not Later
We also believe it is crucial that organisations act sooner, rather than later, to implement and drive lasting change. This viewpoint is shared by Clusivity, whose SaaS tool is as efficient as it is effective: it can be up and running in minutes, pinpointing areas to celebrate and areas for improvement.
Measuring progress over time is also a key component of organisational change. Clusivity’s targeted quick-win and longer-term action plan helps to drive change while providing baseline metrics to measure progress against. Clusivity also allows organisations to measure the impact of any actions which they have put into place after 6 or 12 months, allowing organisations to revise their action plans based on the progress they have made and ensure that they are as accurate and effective as possible.
Putting Your People First
Employees and their experiences matter. After signing up for Clusivity, organisations are able to receive an anonymous Clusivity survey to send to all their employees. The questions are designed to capture where bias exists and to ask employees for their identity in inclusive ways. This enables employees to share their side of the story in a safe and inclusive manner. We believe that, before you start to uncover the gaps in your organisation, it is a good idea to know where you’re standing with your employees. The people behind the numbers are important – Clusivity’s anonymous survey makes space for their voices.
Finally, we continue to advocate for an intersectional approach to representation analysis. Taking an intersectional approach means paying attention to the interconnected nature of social categorisations – for example, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic background – as well as their ability to create overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage. For example, Black men could be significantly more underrepresented in the top paying sections of your organisation than White women. Undertaking thorough, intersectional analysis of your data is the only way to reveal these key details about the shape of your organisation. Clusivity also understands and acknowledges the importance of this kind of analysis, and they allow organisations to view their results through an intersectional lens.
We are looking forward to our partnership with Clusivity, and can’t wait to share updates about our collaboration with you all!
To learn more about Clusivity, head to their website – https://clusivity.io/