Engaging Managers in Asia on Diversity and Inclusion

A Toolkit developed by Community Business' Diversity & Inclusion in Asia Network


Engaging Managers in Asia on Diversity and Inclusion

Much has been written globally about the business case for diversity and inclusion. The arguments for the positive impact on employee engagement, innovation and competitive advantage are generally well-documented and understood. However, there is often still a yawning gap between strategy and implementation that can derail the best laid plans.

To enable both D&I/HR Practioners and Managers themselves to generate inclusive workplaces and teams, Community Business has created tailored materials to meet each parties needs.


D&I/HR Practitioners

The effective engagement of managers is a common stumbling block regardless of where an organisation is on its D&I journey. Many companies find that top-down and bottom-up efforts tend to hit a barrier at this critical nexus where D&I objectives and day-to-day business concerns seem to be treated as mutually exclusive goals.

This Engaging Managers in Asia on D&I Resource Guide explores both the importance and challenges around engaging middle managers in Asia as well as identified strategies and approaches to enable companies to be more effective in this respect.

  Managers in Asia

a manager, you play a pivotal role in creating an inclusive culture in your team.  Your action and behavior can:

Set the dynamics for the team

Uncover and challenge any hidden biases or assumptions
Leverage the diversity of the team to drive creative problem solving, innovation and enhanced business performance.

This Toolkit will provide you with a starting point for gaining a deeper appreciation and understanding of inclusive leadership and how to create an inclusive culture in your team.






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