There is much talk about increasing representation from minority groups in the workplace to boost diversity and ultimately the bottom line in organisations. 

However, as discussed in the attached panel debate, greater focus could be placed on promoting an inclusive culture where employees of any background can be themselves rather than conforming to stereotypes or concealing their differences. 

The concept of  needing to adopt a different persona at work than at home should be challenged in favour of encouraging open diversity of voices in the workplace. The concept of flexibility should also be carefully considered to ensure that this applies more widely and to employees of any background rather than merely those who may be under-represented.

Thought provoking debate in the attached article….