The Framework

Value of the Framework The Framework The Process
The D&I Strategy Framework was an initiative of Community Business and the member companies of its Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network (DIAN), which is a group of leading companies who are committed to progressing the D&I discussion in Asia. Developed in 2012, it has since been further refined and has been used for various companies and organisations in the regoin. It is a strategic tool designed to help companies make progress on their diversity and inclusion (D&I) journey in Asia. Working at both a regional and country level, it empowers companies to adopt a co-ordinated and structured approach as they seek to embed a culture of D&I within the organisation.

Value of the Framework

Comprising both a Framework and a Process, the D&I Strategy Framework enables your company to:
  • Conduct a strategic review of the current state of D&I in your organisation in Asia.
  • Facilitate discussion and engage key internal stakeholders in order to establish common ownership and commitment to your D&I strategy moving forward.
  • Understand your local market context and identify priority issues for attention.
  • Develop a roadmap and locally relevant actions plans to drive sustainable change and improved performance.

The Framework

Structure of the Framework

Based on a global model by O’Mara and Richter* and adapted to support companies driving their D&I strategies across the Asia region, the D&I Strategy Framework is structured around a number of best practice indicators in 14 categories and 4 areas.

Best Practice Indicators

In the Framework, each of the Categories is made up of a number of specific ‘indicators’ that are deemed to be best practice for companies to adopt.

Sample Indicators

  • We have a clear business case for driving diversity and inclusion in this geography.
  • We have a clear diversity and inclusion strategy which defines our current diversity objectives and is underpinned by a clear plan of action in this geography
  • We have clear diversity and inclusion policies that are applicable to this geography.
Extracted from Category 1. D&I Vision, Strategy and Business Case under Foundation Area.

The Process

Building on Community Business’ experience of working with various companies in this field, Community Business has developed a recommended approach for how the Framework is designed to be used in Asia. For details, please go to the How to Use page of this website.

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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