The first anchor model in the book is the Virtuous Circle. The Virtuous Circle integrates the five reinforcing elements of diversity, inclusion, equity, leadership and purpose. All five elements support each other to enable diversity outcomes. However, if one element is weak or missing, it undermines Diversity Performance as a whole, creating ‘entropy’ or inefficiencies in the organization.
The Virtuous Circle: 5 elements of Diversity Performance
The Integrated Diversity Model: closing the capability gap
The second anchor model in the book is the Integrated Diversity Model (IDM). This builds on the Virtuous Circle to introduce six supporting organizational capabilities that enable the elements of diversity to flourish. Its function is to help organizations develop an integrated approach to diversity that combines all the necessary elements and capabilities for effective Diversity Performance. The IDM is about the core competencies needed to operationalize performance—the ‘How’