Having spent many years in the D&I space, a common theme I often encounter when organisations are tackling addressing how to be more inclusive is a tactical approach. This is commonly seen in policy changes or the introduction of certain measures and actions.

However, as inclusion is a systemic issue, more often than not it requires a strategic approach that clearly defines the outcomes and how they will be achieved.

A great example of a strategic inclusion approach being taken can be seen in the European Space Agency. The agency announced recently that as part of its bid to recruit new astronauts it was casting its net wider and diversity across gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs and physical disability will be at the heart of its recruitment efforts.

The tactical solutions will then be put in place to deliver on the strategic plan.