In episode 118 Coffey talks with Dr. Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey about how “evidence-based inclusion” strategies differ from traditional DEI approaches. They discuss the concept of inclusion outside of the notion of DEI; the difference between equality and equity in a business environment; the meaning of “evidence-based inclusion” and how it differs from traditional DEI narratives; where to find that evidence and expertise; what the research actually tells us about the business case for diversity; whether there a moral argument for DEI; what evidence tells us about how to achieve inclusion; understanding “belonging” as a part of inclusion; practical ways to measure and understanding inclusion; and what skills to develop to build an inclusive culture.

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Dr. Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey

Dr. Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey

Dr. Jonathan Ashong-Lamptey is the world authority on Evidence Based Inclusion in the workplace. His consultancy provides research, training and consulting to make organizations inclusive. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and this allows him to combine professional expertise with the academic rigour that his clients expect, these include Aviva Insurance, Sony Pictures, Conde Nast, John Lewis, Natwest Bank and Meta.

He is the host of The Element of Inclusion; a weekly podcast that informs and educates using applied research and thought leadership. Dr. Jonathan has been featured in the Financial Times, Bloomberg and BBC News.

A prolific writer, Dr. Jonathan is on a mission to help a million people to make their workplace inclusive through his writing, courses and other resources.


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