Case for change video 2
Gender diversity is not just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do.
Increasing gender diversity in sport and recreation organisations requires a change in policies, practices and behaviour.
Without change, the number of women in leadership roles, directorships and female participation rates are unlikely to increase significantly.
Gender diversity generates benefits in four key areas for all organisations, which will provide your organisation with a strategic advantage:
Increased gender diversity on Boards is linked to improved organisational and financial performance, enhanced governance and stronger culture and morale.
When driving change, it is important to get all stakeholders aligned and sharing the same vision. One way of doing this is by developing your own gender diversity case for change.
Case for Change templates are available on the department’s website for both small and large organisations to use as a guide for developing your organisation’s own unique case for change.
It also provides you with helpful areas to consider when developing your case for change.
Choose the case for change template relevant to the size of your organisation to develop your own organisation’s unique case for change.
Put the case for change template on the agenda for your next board or committee meeting to build alignment and understanding amongst your leaders and your stakeholders.
Involving your stakeholders in discussions about why it is important to increase gender diversity and what that looks like is far more likely to build awareness and understanding than one-way communications. Your stakeholders will know what key messages appeal to them.
Refer to the example completed gender diversity case for change on the following page to assist.
The case for change should be used to create the desire to change, and ‘make it real’ for your people. You can ensure this is communicated by:
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