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Taking action

Workplace Equality and Respect guides you through an organisational change process to promote and embed gender equality.

The key steps

Every workplace is different, with its own culture, structures and change processes. Workplace Equality and Respect acknowledges this, providing tools that are flexible and adaptive so that you can choose actions that are appropriate for your workplace.

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By following this step-by-step process, you can be sure your workplace understands and prioritises action that will make real and lasting change.

Step 1 is about setting yourself up to succeed and achieve lasting change.

The first part of the process is to familiarise yourself with the Workplace Equality and Respect Standards and process. It is important that at the beginning of the process, you dedicate time and resources to ensuring your workplace is ready to engage in this work in a a safe and effective way. This means ensuring your workplace is ready to respond to those who experience violence, engaging leaders and identifying who will lead the Workplace Equality and Respect process and how they will go about their work.

Step 2 is about developing a meaningful and effective action plan that is tailored to your workplace.

As part of this step, you need to ensure leaders throughout your workplace understand the need to act and their role in promoting gender equality. Clear internal communication and rolling out the Workplace Equality and Respect training sessions can help you to do this. You will also need to gather data on your workplace’s current progress and undertake a self-assessment to identify strengths and places for improvement.

Step 3 is about implementing your action plan and tracking your progress.

The final stage of the process is to implement your priority actions and develop a process of annual review and reflection. You can use the collection of resources on this site to support you to take action. These resources include examples of good practice from other workplaces as well as a broad range of videos, templates and toolkits.

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