Taylor Wimpey are one of the UK’s largest residential developers, operating across 24 regional offices. The company creates a wide range of properties as well as providing infrastructure including roads, landscaping and community facilities.
Comprehensive D&I Strategy and Learning Program
Taylor Wimpey commissioned GDP to conduct a comprehensive audit of Diversity and Inclusion across their entire business, comprising of a detailed policy review, 1-2-1 interviews with key business leaders, Unconscious Bias testing for CEO, Group Management Team and Directors, as well as Focus Groups for employees across the 24 Business Units. Following this, they have asked us to develop a comprehensive D&I strategy, fit for purpose for an organisation of their size and reflective of their position as a leader in their sector, along with a 3 year action plan designed to help them to accelerate the use of D&I as a key enabler for their business and their customers. This will be followed by a cascade of Open Minds training to every Managing Director and Associate Director in the organisation, followed by Measurement and Accountability workshops to help them to capture and celebrate success stories and performance against their KPIs.
The primary objectives of this initiative are:
- Leaders understand how their actions and behaviours can help Taylor Wimpey develop an Inclusive Culture.
- Leaders are better able to interact with diverse teams and achieve better cross-cultural collaboration.
- Leaders understand how inclusive leadership achieves productivity improvements and cost-savings.
- Raise awareness of Unconscious Bias and the impact it has on decision making, and encourage diversity of thought.
The feedback so far has been phenomenal, with leaders at all levels in the organisation connecting with and endorsing the agenda. Employees are becoming more aware of Diversity and Inclusion as well as Unconscious Bias in their decision-making, and this is being reflected in the focus on customer interaction and satisfaction across all Business Units.