Mitä tarkoitamme monimuotoisuudella ja inklusiivisuudella?

Työpaikkojen monimuotoisuus on ihmisten välisten erojen ymmärtämistä, hyväksymistä ja arvostamista mukaan lukien, mutta ei kuitenkaan rajoittuen sukupuoleen, ihonväriin, uskontoon, etnisyyteen, ikään, seksuaaliseen suuntautumiseen, siviilisäätyyn, kieleen, vammaisuuteen, tai muihin marginalisoituihin ominaisuuksiin kuten meidän kokemuksiin, mistä olemme kotoisin, keitä olemme ja miltä näytämme.


Inklusiivisuus on sellaisen työympäristön saavuttamista, jossa kaikkia ihmisiä kohdellaan oikeudenmukaisesti ja kunnioittavasti, heillä on käytössään yhdenvertaiset mahdollisuudet ja resurssit, ja he kokevat voivansa täysin osallistua organisaation menestykseen. Inklusiivisuus edistää avoimuutta, psykologista turvallisuutta ja osallisuuden tunnetta, ​​uusien ideoiden vastaanottamista ja kaikkien äänien oikeudenmukaista kuulumista. Inklusiivisuus luo ympäristön, jossa psykologinen turvallisuus mahdollistaa haavoittuvuuden ja rakentavan keskustelun.


Tutkimuksia ja tietoa monimuotoisuudesta ja inklusiivisuudesta

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Basics of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

We have gathered some useful basic information about DEI. If you’re new to the topic, start here!

Getting Serious About Diversity: Enough Already with the Business Case 

Harvard Business Review​

  • This article critiques the popular rhetoric about diversity and revisits an argument the authors made 25 years ago: To fully benefit from increased racial and gender diversity, organizations must adopt a learning orientation and be willing to change the corporate culture and power structure.

What’s the Difference Between Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
General Assembly


  • This article helps you to better understand what Diversity, Equity and Inclusion actually mean. It also has some useful Thought Exercises to help examine our own understanding of these terms.


Why Diversity Matters

McKinsey and Company

  • McKinsey’s research finds that companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry medians.


Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices to Focus on in 2021



  • This article is a good summary of DEI topics, summing up the benefits of Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace,  key stats and some best practices. 


Diversity and inclusion self-assessment tool

FIBS ry 

  • Self-assessment tool by FIBS ry for leaders and organizations to reflect on their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work. The tool helps organizations benchmark current efforts and develop actions to advance DEI efforts.

Inclusive Leadership

The impact of inclusive leadership can be significant. Here are some resources for you to learn more about the topic.

Inklusiiv Talks: Inclusive Leadership


  • A summary of the keynote from the Inklusiiv Talks event on Inclusive Leadership : the role of leaders in creating inclusive organizations. 


Why Inclusive Leaders are Good for Organizations and How to Become One 

Harvard Business Review

  • Inclusive leaders ensure that all team members feel they are treated respectfully and fairly, are valued, feel that they belong in the workplace community, and are confident and inspired. Research involving 3,500 ratings by employees of 450 leaders found that inclusive leaders share six behaviors — and that leaders often overestimate how inclusive they really are.


Inclusive Leadership -Small Habits That Make a Big Impact 

First Round Review

  • This article introduces 4 useful inclusive leadership habits that help managers  become  more inclusive leaders.


The Key to Inclusive Leadership

Harvard Business Review

  • This article describes organizational practices that can help leaders become more inclusive and enhance the performance of their teams.


10 Actions Every Leader Can Take To Be A Diversity Champion


  • 10 practical everyday actions that leaders can take on DEI.

Creating a more inclusive culture

The benefits of inclusive culture are significant - for employees and the overall performance of the organization. These resources can help you to take action on creating a more inclusive culture in your workplace.

Diversity Doesn't Stick Without Inclusion

Harvard Business Review

  • Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals brings  a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. Yet a stark gap persists between recognizing the leadership behaviors that unlock this capability and actually practicing them.


There’s a Big Difference Between an Intention to be Inclusive and a Strategy


  • Though we often use the words interchangeably, being “intentional” and being “strategic” about building inclusive environments are two different things.


Uncovering talent - a new model of inclusion


  • An insightful report showing that the pressure to ‘cover’ elements of one’s identity or background at work is a widespread phenomenon that negatively affects organizations, as well as individuals. 


Who Supports Diversity Policies? It Depends on the Policy

Harvard Business Review

  • A 2019 study in the US found that policies aiming to increase the representation of women received more support than those geared towards racial minorities — but only among whites, and not black or Latinx workers. The study also found that people are more likely to support workplace policies when they are framed as a means to address discrimination.


7 Best Practices to Foster Inclusion in Remote Work

Inklusiiv Media

  • During physically and emotionally stressful times, it’s critical for organizations to continue to foster inclusion and make their employees feel psychologically safe. We gathered 7 best practices that help you to foster inclusive remote work culture.


Tech Nation: The Diversity and Inclusion toolkit

Tech Nation

  • Actionable insights and guidance to help founders build diverse and inclusive companies.


Inclusion in Tech Report 


  • A step-by-step guide to help you plan, deploy, monitor and improve a Diversity & Inclusion strategy suited to your company.


How Gender Bias Corrupts Performance Reviews and What to Do About It

Harvard Business Review 

  • Annual evaluations are often subjective, which opens the door to gender bias. But when organizations implement gender-neutral, real-time feedback tools, such biases can be reduced.


The World is Relying on a Flawed Psychological Test to Fight Racism


  • This article examines the widely popular Implicit Association Test (IAT) which is used globally to determine unconscious biases, and questions the scientific standard of the methodology underpinning the testing tool. 


13 Benefits and Challenges of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace


  • This article introduces some benefits and challenges of cultural diversity in the workplace.


Sateenkaariväki työelämässä ja asiakkaina (in Finnish)

Seta ry 

  • Guide for employers on how to create a more inclusive workplace and advance LGBTQ+ rights in your organization.


LGBTQ+ voices: Learning from lived experiences

McKinsey & Company

  • Research reveals the challenges that LGBTQ+ employees face, and six ways to help them bring their authentic selves to work. 

Understanding Unconscious Biases

Everyone has biases or unconscious beliefs about different social and identity groups - but how can we tackle these? Here are some resources that help you to understand unconscious biases and find ways to eliminate them.

Unconscious Bias: How It Affects Us More Than We Know 


  • An article explaining why we need to examine our biases and be mindful of our hidden prejudices and the ways they manifest themselves in words and actions.


How the Best Bosses Interrupt Bias on Their Teams 

Harvard Business Review 

  • What can you, as an individual leader, do to ensure that your team is including and making the most of diverse voices?​


Designing a Bias-Free Organization 

Harvard Business Review 

  • This article suggests focusing on processes, not just people, when eliminating biases. Behavioral science tells us that it’s very hard to eliminate our biases, but we can redesign organizations to circumvent them. Behavioral design makes it easier to do the unbiased thing by either preventing biased choices or changing people’s beliefs.


What is unconscious bias in the workplace, and how can we tackle it? 


  • This article explores the different types of bias, and how to reduce their impact.


The Leader's Guide to Unconscious Bias Book 

By Pamela Fuller, Mark Murphy and Anne Chow

  • A popular guide on understanding and eliminating bias in the workplace.

DEI in team building

How do you build a diverse and high-performing team? Here are some helpful articles on the importance of DEI in fostering team building. 

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It
Harvard Business Review

  • The highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety — the belief that you won’t be punished when you make a mistake. But how can you increase psychological safety in your own team?


Psychological Safety: 5 Keys to a Successful Google Team


  • Introducing five key dynamics that set successful teams apart from other teams at Google - psychological safety being the most important one. 


5 diversity and inclusion activities to build belonging on teams


  • 5 practical diversity and inclusion activities to enhance the sense of belonging in your team.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Activities To Do With Your Team


  • This article features a handful of activities you can do with your team, including  activities for increasing interpersonal understanding and inclusion and activities to increase awareness of privilege and discrimination.


What is psychological safety and why is it the key to great teamwork?


  • This article is a great introduction on the importance of psychological safety with 5 helpful tips for fostering psychological safety in your workplace. ​

Inclusive Recruitment

Building inclusive recruitment ensures that the best professionals will be hired for organizations. These articles help you to understand what’s possibly preventing your organization from hiring the right talent.

What is Unconscious Bias in Recruitment?

HighSpeed Training

  • A good read for those who want to know more about the way in which unconscious biases affect recruitment practices.


Analyzing The Subtle Bias In Tech Companies’ Recruiting Emails


  • A close study of word choice in job descriptions and recruiting emails reveals how tech companies are inadvertently hindering diversity.


How “Blind Recruitment” Works And Why You Should Consider It 


  • Blind recruitment is used to overcome unconscious bias and promote diversity in the workforce, and it has gained an increasing foothold in companies. This is a helpful article for anyone interested in knowing how Blind Recruitment works and what  its benefits are. 


How Startups Are Using Tech to Try and Fight Workplace Bias


  • An interesting article on how to fight biases in recruitment.


Stop Hiring for Cultural Fit

Harvard Business Review

  • The author shares what she learned about making and keeping great hires during her 14 years as the Chief Talent Officer at Netflix. The process requires probing beneath the surface of people and their résumés; engaging managers in every aspect of hiring; ensuring that recruiters deeply understand the business and are not viewed as support staff; adopting a mindset in which you’re always recruiting; and coming up with compensation that suits the performance you need and the future you aspire to.


The Unintended Consequences of Diversity Statements

Harvard Business Review

  • In trying to address discrimination, many organizations explicitly advertise their dedication to diversity, identifying themselves as “equal opportunity” or “diversity-friendly” employers. However, these statements alone are not effective and can even backfire by making organizations less likely to notice discrimination.


Why  Are There Few Women in Tech? Watch a Recruiting Session


  • Stanford research shows that tech companies often alienate women already while they're still in school, during recruiting sessions. 


If Women Don't Apply To Your Company, This Is Probably Why

Harvard Business Review

  • Leaders need to stop blaming their companies’ lack of diversity on the lack of women applicants. Instead they should ask “why is my organization not attractive to women?”. Research from HBR Lab suggests that the answer might lie in the signals your company sends about its culture during the recruiting process.

Diversity of Thought

A selection of articles explaining the concept of  “diversity of thought” and why it should never be a sole target in itself

What is Diversity of Thought?


  • An introduction to the important concept of cognitive diversity or diversity of thought.


“Diversity of Thought” Without Diverse Representation is Status Quo


  • An article criticizing the mainstream usage of the term “Diversity of Thought” and highlighting that demographic diversity in workplaces is required for diversity of thought to be realised.


Why We Need To Stop Talking About Diversity Of Thought


  • Diversity of thought is one outcome of successful DEI efforts, but should not be the target in itself. By focusing on diversity of thought, we may distract ourselves from the real reasons we need to be focusing on DEI initiatives, and the internal culture shifts required to move the needle in a sustainable way.

DEI Metrics and Measurement

Measuring and setting goals on DEIis crucial to ensure required organizational changes become a reality. But how to get started? These resources can help.

State of Diversity and Inclusion 2020 in Finland 


  • To shed light on the current state of D&I work in organizations, we asked leaders in Finland-based companies to share and report on their diversity and inclusion practices. Here’s what we found out!


What D&I Metrics You Should Use


  • Specific D&I success metrics indicating both micro and macro organizational impact is necessary to show the value of your D&I program and measure the outcomes ofprojects. This article tells you what D&I metrics to use. 


Measure Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Culture Amp 

  • This article recommends the use of Diversity & Inclusion survey tools to better understand how your employeesfeel about their workplace.


The Mistake Companies Make When They Use Data to Plan Diversity Efforts

Harvard Business Review 

  • In order to step up diversity efforts, organizations often start with people analytics to pinpoint where to intervene. But as organizations take a data-driven approach to identifying areas of change, many encounter one issue: they have a great deal of data about the experiences of certain groups, but far less on others. This article identifies four key steps companies can take to ensure they don’t fall victim to the faulty logic of small numbers.


Tech Firms Striving for Diversity Fixate on the Wrong Metrics


  • This article suggests that to fix its diversity problem, tech companies need to analyze statistics for individual teams. 


Eight Ways to Make Your D&I Efforts Less Talk and More Walk

First Round Review

  • This article introduces eight strategies from Aubrey Blanche, the Global Head of Diversity & Belonging at Atlassian, to help make sure that your deep caring about D&I is coupled with acting quickly to make required changes a reality.

Studies and reports on DEI

Do you want to dive deeper into DEI topics? Here are some additional interesting studies, reports and listings.

Study: Workplace Diversity Can Help the Bottom Line

MIT News

  • MIT economist scrutinizes firm data suggesting diverse offices function more effectively.


Networked Employment Discrimination

Data & Society Research Institute

  • In an effort to increase efficiency and improve the recruitment process, many employers have begun using new tools to sift through a large number of applications, looking for signals that a candidate is “the best fit.” This study shows that our current regulatory regimes may be ill-equipped to identify and address inequalities in data centric hiring systems, amplifying existing issues. 


Top 50 companies for Diversity list 2020​


  • DiversityInc Top 50 is the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America.  The results are derived exclusively from corporate survey submissions from companies with at least 750 employees in the U.S. Companies are evaluated within the context of their own industries.


Women in the workplace 2021
McKinsey and Company


  • McKinsey’s Women in the Workplace study tracks the progress of women in corporate America. The data reflects contributions from 317 companies that participated in the study and more than 40,000 people surveyed on their workplace experiences; more than 45 in-depth interviews were also conducted to dive deeper into the issues.  The study found  that women in particular have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Findix: Report on the Diversity of Finnish Companies


  • A 2019 report providing an overview  of  diversity in Finnish companies

DEI case studies & reports

Latest reports & case studies from companies

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