About the Hot Spot
Many organisations struggle with questions of gender equality, diversity and inclusion. Progress towards these goals calls for organisational change. Our vision for change is based on tailor-made conceptualisations of gender equality, diversity and inclusion, grounded in cutting-edge research. The Hot Spot Gender and Power in Politics and Management supports organisations in designing successful policies and practices to realise this.
Our researchers are also brainstorming partners for organisations’ implementation issues. We have extensive experience in participatory action research and consultancy, and also in evaluations of policy strategies and interventions. Additionally, we develop training curricula and workshops for diversity professionals, administrators and managers.
Academically there is much to be gained from an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach. This contributes to further theoretical and empirical development. The Hot Spot Gender and Power in Politics and Management contributes to the creation of new knowledge for society, by discovering and changing crucial elements of diversity and inequality mechanisms.
What does our Hot Spot offer?
Our multi-disciplinary approach allows us to shed new light on core questions on gender and power in politics and management. We look at formal and informal processes of organisation that play a crucial role in sustaining or changing inequalities in the workplace. We have expertise on leadership, organisational change and participatory action research.
We use this to advise organisations and policy makers on strategies and interventions that drive progress toward gender equality, diversity and inclusion. We examine the national and international dispersion of rules and norms on gender and diversity in different contexts, regions and institutions to conduct comprehensive evaluations of organisational and policy strategies.
Additionally, we develop training curricula and workshops for diversity professionals, administrators and managers. We are experienced consultants and change agents who know how to cope with the micro-politics of opposition and resistance against change efforts. We can be brainstorming partners for organisations seeking ways to improve gender equality, diversity and inclusion.