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Robert Baker: Engaging men, achieving progress or responding to backlash?

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This presentation was presented at the OECD's Conference on Business, Finance and Gender on 8 March 2017.

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Robert Baker: Engaging men, achieving progress or responding to backlash?

  1. 1. © MERCER 2017 0 H E A L T H W E A L T H C A R E E R E N G A G I N G M E N A C H I E V I N G P R O G R E S S O R R E S P O N D I N G T O B A C K L A S H ? Robert Baker Senior Partner, Mercer PWN Global – VP Engaging Men @robertbkr #WhenWomenThrive @OECD_BizFin #BeBoldForChange
  2. 2. © MERCER 2017 2 E N G A G I N G M E N W H Y I T M AT T E R S 117 50/50 80%
  3. 3. © MERCER 2017 3 B U T, G E T T I N G M E N E N G A G E D I S D I F F I C U LT ! SOCIALISATION, UNCONSCIOUS BIAS LOW AWARENESS, RELEVANCE, INTEREST NO BURNING PLATFORM PEER PRESSURE BACKLASH AT FOCUS ON WOMEN? LACK OF ROLE MODELS DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO IMPACT OF TARGETS / QUOTAS
  4. 4. © MERCER 2017 4 T H E B A C K L A S H ?
  5. 5. © MERCER 2017 5 M A S C U L I N I T Y I N C R I S I S ?
  6. 6. © MERCER 2017 6 E N G A G I N G M E N S O W H AT D O E S I T TA K E ? UNDERSTAND THE BUSINESS VALUE1 FOLLOW MALE ROLE MODELS 2 3 MAKE THE EMOTIONAL CONNECTION
  7. 7. © MERCER 2017 7 B U S I N E S S VA L U E O F G E N D E R B A L A N C E PERFORMANCE TALENT CUSTOMERS LEADERSHIP
  8. 8. © MERCER 2017 8 W O M E N B R I N G C O M P L E M E N TA R Y S K I L L S 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% % Orgs Selecting for Female Managers % Orgs Selecting for Male Managers Source: When Women Thrive , Mercer 2015
  9. 9. © MERCER 2017 9 B U T, W O M E N A R E U N D E R - R E P R E S E N T E D AT T H E T O P ! EXECUTIVES SENIOR MANAGERS MANAGERS PROFESSIONALS SUPPORT STAFF 51% 40% 32% 24% 21% 49% 60% 68% 76% 79% T H E AV E R AG E E U R O P E AN O R G AN I S AT I O N F: 13% M: 14% F: 9% M: 9% F: 8% M: 8% F: 8% M: 5% F: 11% M: 6% HIRES F: 14% M: 14% F: 9% M: 9% F: 8% M: 8% F: 7% M: 8% F: 10% M: 8% EXITS F E M A L E M A L E 2015 MERCER SURVEY OUTCOMES: EUROPE ILM MAP
  10. 10. © MERCER 2017 11 T H E E M O T I O N A L C O N N E C T I O N
  11. 11. © MERCER 2017 12 I F W E H AV E G E N D E R B A L A N C E … “… Sodexo is stronger, more innovative, and better at serving its 75 million consumers worldwide.” Michel Landel CEO Sodexo “… you often get a higher return.” Paul Polman CEO Unilever “… an attractive place for women to work.” Thomas Donato President EMEA Rockwell Automation
  12. 12. © MERCER 2017 13 R O A D B L O C K S ? Source: Marc Timmerman, Axiom, 2016 Middle Managers 82% passive supporters or resisters
  13. 13. © MERCER 2017 14 S O W H AT D O M E N N E E D T O D O ? QUESTION YOUR APPROACH ASK, LISTEN, LEARN AND RESPECT UNDERSTAND WOMEN’S CHALLENGES IDENTIFY WHERE YOU CAN TAKE ACTION
  14. 14. © MERCER 2017 15 A N D W H AT A B O U T O R G A N I S AT I O N S ? PA S S I O N AT E L E A D E R ? I N D I V I D U A L O R G A N I S AT I O N A L PERSONAL GOAL? PROOF? QUESTIONS ORGANISATIONS MUST ASK THEMSELVES PERSEVERENCE? PROCESSES TO SUPPORT? RIGHT PROGRAM S?
  15. 15. © MERCER 2017 16 T H E F U T U R E – B U I L D I N G E M PAT H Y ?
  16. 16. © MERCER 2017 17 K E Y S U C C E S S FA C T O R S FOSTER EMPATHY TACKLE UNCONSCIOUS BIAS BUSINESS VALUE FOCUS GENDER NEUTRALITY EXECUTIVE SPONSORSHIP SAFE ENVIRONMENT PUBLICISE DATA MENTOR AND STRETCH
  17. 17. © MERCER 2017 18 THANK YOU Be part of the conversation @robertbkr #WhenWomenThrive @OECD_BizFin #BeBoldForChange

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