Why you are putting disability performance on your board agenda.
Consider how environmentalism is now firmly rooted in our individual and community conscience, business objectives, and international political agendas. We need to approach disability inclusivity in much the same way. This means strong strategies, board-level investment, long-term commitment and on-going measurement.
As a consequence of their efforts, brands which do champion disability performance are starting to experience some of the key benefits of connecting with a wider spectrum of human need.
Putting disability on your board agenda will enable you to deliver the following business imperatives and achieve sustainable growth.
Click on each benefit to find out more:
What assumptions do you make about disability?
The following animation highlights ‘old brain’ thinking on disability that relies on assumptions and labels and focuses on the potential for ‘new brain’ thinking around human potential, talent, and opportunity.
We hope this animation will help start a fresh conversation with employers and other stakeholders, please share it.
How does this impact your workforce?
Making assumptions leads to process and culture that does not effectively service those within your organisation. Your workforce is hugely diverse – below you can see the reality of natural diversity within any workforce.
The opportunity to realise the benefits of great disability performance are significant whatever the size of your organisation.
1 in 3
of your workforce is likely to be disabled or close to someone who is
will be more productive with IT accessability features
1 in 4
may experience a mental health condition each year
could have dyslexia
could have a disability
of these may become disabled after the age of 16
may have caring responsibilities
could become disabled