How to Use

To help you understand the D&I Strategy Framework, the materials below are now available for download for free.
All About the D&I Strategy Framework An overview of how and why the D&I Strategy Framework has been developed and describes the content of the framework and the process. Download
Getting Started A document that outlines the step-by-step process of rolling out the Country Review. Download
 
Who should be involved? What to do at a Regional Level? How to run the Country Review?
 

Who should be involved?

There are a number of key players who will be involved in the implementation of the D&I Strategy Framework in your company.

Regional Lead

Coordinating the implementation of the D&I Strategy Framework for your company across the region. This will be someone who has responsibility for driving the D&I strategies in Asia.

Country Lead

Leading the implementation of the D&I Strategy Framework in a particular country in Asia. This may be a senior D&I, HR or business leader who has the responsibility for advancing D&I in the country.

Country Review Panel

Assessing your company’s current performance on D&I in the particular country an contributing to the development of a roadmap and action plan moving forward. 6 to 8 local key stakeholders who represent different parts of your business and job levels.

Process

The D&I Strategy Framework is designed to engage key internal stakeholders in discussion on D&I – at both a regional and country level. By following a structured process it will enable you to establish a common understanding of priorities and focus areas in your country and engender a sense of joint ownership for a roadmap and plan of action moving forward. It is therefore not designed to be a mere checklist or tick box exercise conducted in isolation by an individual D&I or HR Lead. Companies are recommended to follow the process below along with the D&I Strategy Framework.

4-Step Regional Process

The 4-Step Regional Process provides a high level view of the overall process for implementing the D&I Strategy Framework.
4-Step Regional Process
4-Step Regional Process
Step 1: Engage Key Stakeholders
Step 1: Engage Key Stakeholders
Regional Lead secures leadership support from senior management – at both the regional and country level.
Regional Lead engages and briefs Country Leads on how to use the D&I Strategy Framework to implement a Country Review in their countries.
Step 2: Conduct Country Reviews
Step 2: Conduct Country Reviews
Country Leads implement individual Country Reviews in their country.
See the details of the 8-Step Country Review process below.
Step 3: Collate and Analyse Results
Step 3: Collate and Analyse Results
Regional Lead collates completed templates – including Roadmap and Action Plans from individual Country Reviews and analyses results.
Step 4: Drive Regional Strategy
Step 4: Drive Regional Strategy
Regional Lead rolls up the results to develop a regional strategy that takes into account local priorities and locally relevant action plans.

8-Step Country Review

The 4-Step Regional Process provides an overview of the entire process from a regional perspective. In this section we focus on the Country Review which consists of 8 key steps:
8-Step Country Review
8-Step Country Review
Step 1: Preparation
Step 1: Preparation

Review and gain a good understanding of the Framework and the Process.
Customise the tool to suit your organizational and market needs if necessary.
Step 2: Invitation
Step 2: Invitation

Identify and invite internal key stakeholders to be part of the
Country Review Panel.
Step 3: Briefing Meeting
Step 3: Briefing Meeting

Organise a Briefing Meeting to explain the context and the process of the Country Review.
Step 4: Individual Assessment
Step 4: Individual Assessment

Panel Members complete Assessment Template individually and submit to Country Lead.
Step 5: Consolidation and Planning
Step 5: Consolidation and Planning

Consolidate submitted data and prepare for the Group Review Meeting.
Step 6: Group Review Meting
Step 6: Group Review Meting

Panel Members get together to review and discuss results from Individual Assessment.
Step 7: Roadmap and Action Plan
Step 7: Roadmap and Action Plan

As part of the Group Review Meeting, panel members draw up a Roadmap highlighting priority issues and develop targeted Action Plans.
Step 8: Report Out and Debrief
Step 8: Report Out and Debrief

Write up the key discussion points and report back to senior leaders and Regional Lead.

Community Business offers consultancy and facilitation services to support the implementation of the D&I Strategy Framework as well as a Complete Toolkit, which is available for purchase.

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