Key Learnings: Victrex and Assurant - Driving Meaningful Change in the Workplace - Business in the Community

Key Learnings: Victrex and Assurant – Driving Meaningful Change in the Workplace

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Introducing “Key Learnings”, our new blog series that shines a spotlight on the successful implementation of responsible business practices by our members.

These blogs are designed to inspire, offer valuable insights, and provide practical guidance to organisations and businesses on their responsible business journeys.

Join us as we explore the innovative strategies and collaborative efforts of our members, and discover how their experiences can help shape and enhance your own responsible business practices.

Key learnings one: Victrex and Assurant

In today’s competitive landscape, success for organisations hinges on embracing innovation, fostering inclusivity, and prioritising employee wellbeing. These values not only enhance individual lives but also fuel organisational growth and sustainability. Let’s delve into two inspiring case studies from Business in the Community (BITC) members, Victrex and Assurant, showcasing the transformative power of collaboration and forward-thinking strategies.

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Victrex’s Reverse Mentoring Scheme: unearthing hidden biases for inclusive growth

Amidst the vital need for organisations to embrace diversity and inclusion (D&I), Victrex’s Reverse Mentoring Scheme is a hugely promising initiative. Reverse mentoring pairs senior leaders with junior colleagues from diverse backgrounds, fostering genuine awareness of the potential barriers that employees may encounter.

The scheme effectively disrupts traditional hierarchies, nurturing a culture where all experiences, skills, and ideas are valued, ultimately resulting in a significant enhancement in engagement.

By facilitating open dialogue and mutual learning among employees, the programme unearths hidden challenges and blind spots, enabling the organisation to take meaningful steps towards a more inclusive workplace.

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Assurant’s Wellbeing Champions Network: nurturing a culture of listening and growth

Assurant’s steadfast dedication to employee wellbeing culminated in the establishment of a Wellbeing Champions Network that transcended borders, bringing together nearly 200 members across nine countries.

This commitment to wellbeing was further validated when the company achieved external recognition, being certified as a “Best Place to Work for Wellbeing” in 2023.

Through expert guidance and strategic support, the network not only bolstered awareness of Assurant’s wellbeing strategy but also nurtured a culture of open communication and continuous improvement.

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These case studies exemplify the profound impact of embracing diversity, prioritising employee wellbeing, and leveraging expert guidance. By championing these values, organisations can work towards meaningful, sustainable change, fostering workplaces where every individual can truly be themselves and thrive.

This not only benefits the business as a whole, but also empowers each individual to reach their full potential. Discover how we can help you on your responsible business journey – no matter what stage you’re at. Learn more about joining our growing network.