Improving gender diversity and establishing a more inclusive culture within an organisation means better employee engagement, with the potential to improve productivity and transform the business.
- Inclusion benefits the performance of individual engineers, with 80% reporting increased motivation, 68% increased performance and 52% increased commitment to their organisation. (Creating cultures where all engineers thrive. A unique study of inclusion across UK engineering, RAEng, 2017)
- When leaders are perceived by their teams as being inclusive, 81% of workers indicate this has a positive impact on their productivity (Inclusive Leadership: culture change for business success, Opportunity Now and Shapiro Consulting, quoted in Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit, RAEng)
- The more included engineers feel, the more likely they are to understand business priorities, to be confident about speaking up on improvements, mistakes or safety concerns, and to see a future for themselves in engineering. (Creating cultures where all engineers thrive. A unique study of inclusion across UK engineering, RAEng, 2017)