About the DPRF

Copyright Susanne Moore 2012, Diversity Program Review Framework

Copyright Susanne Moore 2012, Diversity Program Review Framework

The Diversity Performance Review Framework™*, DPRF™ developed by Susanne Moore of Gender Economics is a diagnostic tool that assesses and measures the effectiveness of a company’s gender diversity program across five organisational assessment dimensions: Program Management Capability, Cultural Integration and Acceptance, Organisational Vision and Strategy, Innovation through Diversity and Performance.

The Diversity Performance Review Framework™[1] is not “just another HR diversity survey“, and incorporates a widely accepted set of Global Diversity & Inclusion benchmarks previously developed in a US federally funded research project by O’Mara and Richter (O&R) (2011)[2].  The framework uses these benchmarks as a foundation, and builds on them to address a whole-of-organisation approach to Business Transformation by recognising the benefits of diversity in innovation and in increasing company performance.

By operationalising the O’Mara and Richter benchmarks, Susanne Moore’s Diversity Performance Review Framework™[3] allows an organisation to base line its performance across five dimensions.  A comprehensive survey instrument for each dimension is combined with a complex assessment tool to understand organisational capability, maturity of its diversity program, and how it aligns to organisational strategy and vision.

How does an organisation benefit?

Organisations are looking for new and innovative ways to progress and create shareholder value. As the available workforce changes, organisations need to transform at an increased pace, and managers must develop new skills to manage these complex environments.  The Diversity Performance Review Framework™, DPRF™ allows an organisation to:

  1. Baseline its diversity program against known benchmarks;
  2. Assess the health and effectiveness of its diversity program against the five organisational dimensions;
  3. Monitor the progress of the program along a capability maturity growth path;
  4. Develop and Identify proactive interventions for improvement in areas where performance and innovation could be discovered or improved;
  5. Report against the program’s progress and current country legislation.

The framework also provides a roadmap for those organisations wanting to build a Diversity Program to recognise and capitalise on organisational diversity and to understand the benefits of innovative growth by leveraging diverse groups.  In short, the framework pinpoints potential areas of improvement, highlights ways to manage and leverage this diversity, and allows organisations to realise previously untapped resources, often hidden away in pockets of the organisation because of gendered, cultural or accessibility issues.

Who to contact

The DPRF™ is administered by The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation (The Centre for Gender Economics Pty Ltd), Australia.  To find out more about how you can use the DPRF™ or how it can be used in your organisation, please use the contact page or email Susanne.moore@gendereconomics.org

[1] Diversity Program Review Framework™(2012), developed by Susanne Moore as a result of her wider research project into the “The profit impact of organisational gender Diversity programs”.

[2] “Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World” developed by O’Mara, J, Richter, A (2011).

[3] Diversity Program Review Framework™(2012), developed by Susanne Moore as a result of her wider research project into the “The profit impact of organisational gender Diversity programs”.

DPRF™ is Trade Mark 2013, 2014 to Susanne Moore, Sydney Australia.  

*Previously known as the Diversity Program Review Framework™

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