Diversity by Design: Embedding Inclusivity in Products and Solutions

“As you think about the goods, products, or services you deliver, question how it’s received or used by people of different genders, races, abilities, and orientations – don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo.”

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Takeaways:
– Lenovo began developing its Product Diversity Office (PDO) as the authority on embedding D&I into our product design and development process. It ensures diverse teams are represented in both the product planning and execution phases
– Additionally, the PDO consultants work with a broad range of diverse users to validate designs and provide feedback from engaging employees through partnerships with employee resource groups and diversity partners
– By separating the concepts and product pilots into four phases, the PDO team can learn as they go and amend the process where needed before applying to all products developed company-wide.

ideascape View: Yes, yes and yes! Outcome-vs-Program focused Diversity initiatives! What better way to summarize than as the author says, “As you think about the goods, products, or services you deliver, question how it’s received or used by people of different genders, races, abilities, and orientations – don’t be afraid to challenge the status quo.” This is where we’re focused on moving the Diversity discussion so let Jonathan Dyke know where we can help you.

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