Diversity and Inclusion  

Will hybrid working be a turning point for diversity and inclusion?

It is important to remember that workforce diversity shouldn’t end with representation of immutable characteristics like ethnicity and sexual orientation.

It is about valuing a variety of lived experiences, including things like geographical location and educational background, and ensuring those assorted voices are both represented and properly heard in the workplace.

Ultimately, considering all these ensures that different strengths and points of view are brought to the table, enabling an inclusive and safe culture – something the FCA deems increasingly important for an effective and robust financial sector.

Business leaders should take hybrid working as an opportunity to consider what they can do to create an environment, and company culture, that brings out the best in their workforce. 

Olivia Fahy is head of culture at compliance consultancy TCC