Divisiveness is not only old-fashioned and ahistorical, it also risks being economically unproductive, standing in the way of growth and the generation of wealth, starting from workplaces themselves: this working theory has given rise to “Global Inclusion – Generations without Borders”. The first edition of this event aimed to mobilise the Italian ecosystem towards inclusion in the workplace and to support the values of inclusive leadership, so it is able to maximise the potential of each individual by enabling them to express their unique talents. The event was held on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019, at FICO (Fabbrica Italiana Contadina) in Bologna. A network of businesses, non-profit organisations and universities participated in the event, which is a Comitato Global Inclusion – Art. 3 initiative, designed and produced by Newton. All of these are committed to creating an authentic manifesto for “Generations without Borders”, inspired by Article 3 of the Italian Constitution. The aim of the Comitato is to create models to overcome stereotypes and conscious and unconscious biases in the workplace by demonstrating the value of inclusivity – in culture, gender, sexual orientation, thought, education, health, physical ability and appearance. In a globalised world with increasingly complex markets, ensuring diversity is a matter of strategic value for companies. Research shows that cash flow per employee of companies managed by heterogeneous groups are 2.3 times higher over three years compared to those lacking an inclusive leadership model (Bersin by Deloitte, research into 450 global corporations). In complex situations, diverse teams make better decisions up to 87% of the time, challenging the status quo and the existing paradigms that impede change and the digital transformation of companies.

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