3.1 Your role in achieving organisational goals
Unless you are the CEO of your organisation, it is unlikely that you will be able to make significant progress with your chosen goals alone. Even then, collaborating with colleagues is a much more effective way to engage them in taking the agenda forward. So in this section, you’ll focus on what you can personally contribute to each goal you’ve chosen.
Here’s an example of how you might break down your goal:
|Goal||Write an organisational diversity statement|
|Current status||We don’t have a diversity statement|
|What can I contribute?||In this course, I’ve researched what other organisations have done (see Week 5, Activity 5), and considered best practice, so can share some useful examples and ideas.|
|What skills/knowledge/experience are needed?||
|Who do I need to collaborate with?||
|Who should I approach first?||Identify the department or individual who owns this agenda within my organisation and have a preliminary conversation with them.|
|What actions need to be taken?||
Activity 5 Making progress
Using the template outlined above, work through the progress you’d like to make towards one of your chosen goals. If you find it useful, repeat the process for other goals you have in mind.
|What can I contribute?|
|What skills/knowledge/experience are needed?|
|Who do I need to collaborate with?|
|Who should I approach first?|
|What actions need to be taken?|
You may find it useful to work through this table with a colleague, for example, sharing ideas about who you need to collaborate with, who you should approach first and what actions need to be taken.
If you are the owner of this agenda, then the advice about strategic planning for diversity in Week 5 will be particularly relevant, and your first step might be to create a diversity strategy or to update an existing one.