Nurturing differences: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion within UK Government

Hitachi Solutions

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) are more important today than ever before for both private sector businesses and UK government. There is increasing recognition that organisations need to prioritise the values of harmony, trust, respect, and fairness within the workplace.

Therefore, in September 2021, Dods Research teamed up with Hitachi Solutions to survey more than 100 UK civil servants to understand whether their organisations have ED&I strategies in place and if they collect and report data on workplace diversity — and with a special focus on the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) function. 

Supported by in-depth interviews among key public decision-makers with involvement in driving the ED&I agenda, this whitepaper explores the workplace advantages of ED&I within DDaT teams, whilst focusing on the goals and actions underway within UK government organisations.

The research reveals the key challenges to diversity & inclusion within DDaT teams, providing people, policy, process, and supplier recommendations to maintain and nurture diversity & inclusion in tech-based roles, as well as across the public sector more generally.

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