Gear Up: Implementing a Model for Diversity and inclusion

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Coordinator Stockholms universitet - Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 835 724
Project duration October 2019 - March 2022
Status Ongoing
Venture 2014-06304-en
Call Innovations for increased equality - innovation projects

Purpose and goal

Diversity is seen by Volvo as a tool to recruit competent co-worker who can contribute to strengthened innovation capacity. In order for the benefits of diversity to become reality, research shows that it needs to be paired with active work for inclusion. The aim of the project is to develop, test and evaluate the process model Organizational Diversity and Inclusion Level (ODIL) in interactive processes together with Volvo. A model that focus on as well recruitment as inclusion.

Expected results and effects

Developed and tested self-organized workshops in relation to all of the seven parts of the process model Organizational Diversity and inclusion level (ODIL). The result of the project is increased norm awareness among managers and employees at Volvo for enhanced innovation capacity.

Planned approach and implementation

The model is developed in interactive processes together with Volvo, where R&D work has the following structure. Initially, interviews are conducted with a number of employees according to the model´s specific focus areas. Preliminary analyzes are presented at a workshop for employees at Volvo. During these workshops, a standard reflexive methodology is used that allows discussion, reflection and modification of preliminary analyzes. Lessons learned from the organized workshops are further developed into self-organized workshops that employees at Volvo can organize.

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Last updated 24 June 2020

Reference number 2019-01913

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