For many companies, dealing specifically with people with disabilities and caregivers may be new. However, it is a fundamental task, possible today with the help of effective tools in the context of ‘plural management’.
We support organisations in developing a more inclusive work environment for all people, including through projects in the field of disability (visible and “invisible”) or caregiving.
Some examples of activities:
Another tool available to companies is the Disability Lab, the network born from the research that Wise Growth conducted in 2019: “Disability and work through the narratives of the protagonists”. The Disability Lab (or D-Lab) is aimed at organisations that want to discuss best practices and issues of disability and caregiving in the world of work; it consists of three annual inter-company meetings during which you can share experiences and initiatives.
Wise Growth has helped a large Italian bank to transform the need to listen to their people with disabilities into a formalised “Listening-Training” programme. In this initiative, training becomes not the “introduction of solutions” but a mediation tool between the organisation and their people. It is configured as a listening space structured in order to bring out experiences, needs, desires but also possible solutions to work more effectively. In this process, the presence of people management in some groups was invaluable, as they were able to listen to the stories, worlds and experiences of their own people with disabilities and understand their needs and difficulties within an organisation.