Our diversity and inclusion journey started in 2018, with Morrison Low’s Board adopting the Diversity Policy. The focus was on setting core foundations. This included the following initiatives:
We know that diversity and inclusion is a continuous journey.
Impact of COVID-19
Like many businesses, COVID-19 has impacted our three offices. An inclusive work environment has become more important as COVID-19 has created barriers for everyone. Work initiatives such as group chats, online drinks, virtual coffee catch-ups, and staff check-ins were set up. The impact of COVID-19 has created a tough work environment but there have been a few silver linings to come out of adversity.
New Diversity Team
The Diversity Works stocktake recommended that the Diversity Team be revised to reflect a cross section of our business better. Many of our core foundation steps were completed and fresh ideas were needed to reset the programme. A new team was selected to represent a mix of age, gender, cultural background, office location and company position.
The way forward - guiding principles
We explored different ideas and reset the programme to be suitable for a small private firm. Our new programme is based on guiding principles with planned activities. Our efforts will focus on three key areas:
Key achievements to date include: