ARE WOMEN REALLY A DIVERSITY ISSUE?
By Haniah Shaukat
What does Inclusion & Diversity mean to your organisation? It seems counterintuitive, but in many workplaces, diversity initiatives still boil down to one thing: women. This hardly makes sense: in a world where women make up roughly half of the workforce, why are we still a diversity issue?
It seems to me that in 2014, diversity initiatives should have moved on and flexible working arrangements should be part of the mainstream rather than a fix for helping mothers re-enter the workplace. More
ARE YOU A COLLABORATIVE CONSUMER?
We’re always interested in collaboration here at the Hot Spots Movement which is why we were greatly intrigued with the concept of collaborative consumption as outlined by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers in their book What’s Mine is Yours: How Collaborative Consumption is Changing the Way We Live. The book takes a look at the rising trend typified by businesses like Air B ‘n’ B, Etsy and eBay and how they are, at heart, exercises in mass collaboration.
Two of the most visible manifestations of this trend are crowdfunding and viral fundraising. More