Why do you need to focus on collaboration?
Very often diversity and inclusion is seen as an HR problem. But diversity and inclusion are everybody's responsibility. For example, marketing need to reach diverse customers, your procurement department need to work with a diverse supply chain, your customer service team need to resolve customer complaints from a diverse customer base, your recruitment team need to demonstrate a diverse recruitment campaign to attract a diverse range of talent.
Organisations can also be very inward-looking and don't involve the rest of their sector. An inclusive workplace gives you a competitive advantage in itself. Collaboration further enhances your reputation, leading to more clients, while also enabling you to learn from other businesses in your industry., Working with the rest of your industry also helps improve society as a whole.