Has workplace diversity and inclusion become casualties of coronavirus?

19 June, 2020

Those who successfully steered their companies through the financial meltdown of 2008 say the coronavirus crisis has been far trickier to handle. The crash was universal and mainly about money. Coronavirus’ tendrils extend deep into the heart of almost every business and its impact is way more capricious. Some companies have seen their operations grind to a halt overnight but others have been flat out trying to meet huge surges in demand.

With the dust beginning to settle, many organisations are facing difficult restructuring and reprioritising decisions to shore up their ailing balance sheets. Perceived “nice to haves” are off the table, as “must haves” take precedence.

And concern is growing that commitment to diversity and inclusion may be an early casualty of the crisis.

Read more on: the Irish Times website (EN)


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