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Mitt Liv Consulting Services

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Strategy

We provide support via strategy projects of varying scope and size, whereby we ensure that the work and activities involving diversity and inclusion have a clear connection to the overall business strategy, innovation and skills supply.

Development of a diversity & inclusion (D&I) strategy

An increasing number of companies are starting to realise the importance of implementing long-term and strategic diversity measures connected to business value, innovation and skills supply. Our strategy work involves three steps:

1) Preparation: We perform a needs analysis and then work together with you to establish a common language, and you gain an overview of the current status of your activities in relation to diversity and inclusion.

2) Strategy development: Together we formulate a vision, relevant goals and an action plan, with a clear connection to your business strategy.

3) Implementation and launch: Together we produce a plan for how best to roll out the action plan in your organisation, and we can provide you with many helpful practical tips regarding this step of the process.

Scope: These three steps constitute 3-hour long modules with key persons from your organisation. As time must be allowed for internal discussions and preparations between the modules, they are usually scheduled at an interval of a few weeks.

If you already have a D&I strategy in place but feel that it needs to be further developed, we can adapt the structure of our solution and can (for example) focus on specific parts of the above modules.

Measuring diversity and inclusion

An interactive module where we go through the fundamentals of measuring diversity and inclusion:

  • Potential parameters to measure, and relevant approaches and methods
  • Legal aspects to consider in relation to data collection
  • Measurement tools
  • How to set goals for your D&I work

Scope: 1 module x 3 hours, although the structure can be adjusted according to your specific needs. We can also work in a project-based manner, whereby we focus on a few key D&I parameters and evaluate solutions for measuring and setting goals for these parameters.

FAQ

What do you mean when you talk about “diversity”?

Diversity is a term that refers to the amount of significant differences and non-normative perspectives that exist in a group or organisation. One possible approach is to base an assessment of diversity on the seven grounds of discrimination (gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age) as well as other factors such as experience, educational background and language skills, although diversity is really much more than this – in principle, diversity relates to everything that constitutes a significant difference and makes a person unique in relation to his or her surroundings.

What do you mean when you talk about “inclusion”?

Inclusion is a term that refers to the active actions that individuals encounter at their workplace every day – behaviours, personal treatment, group norms, leadership styles and structures – which determine the extent to which individuals can be themselves while also feeling that they belong to the team or group. At an inclusive workplace, individuals are treated as part of the fellowship of the group while also being valued for their uniqueness.

What is the difference between diversity and inclusion?

We usually say that diversity has to do with the strategic work undertaken by an organisation to ensure that there is a mix of significant differences – and thus different perspectives – represented in the organisation. Inclusion relates to the behaviour we practice each day at our workplace, and how we interact with each other. Research shows that the existence of both diversity and inclusion in an organisation can contribute to a greater level of innovation, creativity and well-being, which in turn contributes to higher profitability and greater business value.

Does Mitt Liv work with different types of diversity, for example gender equality?

We work with aspects of all 7 grounds of discrimination, and gender equality is one of these aspects. We have a broad and holistic view of the term diversity, which means that we work with diversity from a broad perspective (please take a look at how we define diversity in the question above). Naturally we provide support to your organisation based on the aspects we identify together as areas where there is a need for more focus.

Do we have to be a Mitt Liv partner to be able to use your services?

No, you don’t. However, we recommend a partnership as the optimal form of collaboration when the services stretch over an extended period (12 months or more), as a partnership provides a structure that enables us to ensure a proactive and long-term work process. But if a partnership doesn’t feel like the right form of collaboration for your activity then of course you are welcome to use our services without actually becoming a Mitt Liv partner.

Are your methods scientifically based?

Yes, to the extent that research exists within a certain area or subject, we use and refer to such research in our activities, and we constantly keep up to date on the latest developments. Our courses refer to credible studies and meta-analyses in many respects. Mitt Liv also has an active and close collaboration with researchers throughout Sweden, and this has aided us in many respects, including during the development of our impact measurement tools and the content of our mentoring program, as well as in various consulting projects.

Do you offer courses and lectures digitally?

Yes, of course! Mitt Liv has worked on providing a number of our services digitally since 2007. This experience and knowledge means that our current digital solutions are flexible, user-friendly and interactive. Please feel free to contact us – our staff will be delighted to tell you more!

In which languages can you provide your services?

Our consulting services and our mentoring program are available in Swedish and English. We can also offer translations to other languages for a number of our tools, such as our self-directed courses and our D&I game.

Can we purchase individual lectures?

Yes, you can. Please feel free to contact us – our staff will be delighted to tell you more!

Contact

Do you have questions, or would you like more information? Please feel free to contact us!