Open for Business in a Wider World

This TAG’s focus is looking at the present and future of engaging a multicultural and global workforce in a changing environment. Uncertainty and changes within external environments can have a massive impact in the workplace – for example, the current wait to know the terms under which the UK leaves the European Union and how that may affect the organisations we work for and the people in them.

We want to shine light on best practice on organisations that are leading the way in engaging their staff.

What we’ve done so far:

As we started exploring and scope out our research, we realised this could go in many directions. With Brexit being one of the many current external changes, we decided to start off with a preliminary stage of research and held a Panel Discussion.

We partnered up with Great Place to Work and had an amazing Panel session on the 11th of April.

Here is the video of that discussion:

What’s next?

We are using our Panel Discussion as a starting point, bydistilling out the key topics which were discussed and issues that were raised and compiling these in an interview guide. These topics will form the basis for a more detailed discussion in 1:1 interviews with a cross-section of organisations. The aim is to secure 20 interviews with senior leaders of organisations large and small between now and early 2019.

Those interviews will be analysed and the outcome and key points published in a final report to be available at the end of March to coincide with the date the UK leaves the EU.

Liking the sound of what we are doing? More volunteers are always welcome so this is a great time to join in and help shape what we are doing next.

Contact either of the group’s co-chairs Cinthya Quijano at cinthya@engageforsuccess.orgor Silke Brittain at more information and to get involved.