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Nuala Murphy: Buzzwords lose meaning if they’re not backed up with action

It is better to avoid token gestures in favour of initiatives that really build a more inclusive and diverse workplace

Equality means ensuring that different ways of thinking are represented

Nuala Murphy is the interim head of business at Diversity Mark, the awarding authority on diversity and inclusion in Ireland and Britain

If I asked you to name five business buzzwords, I’m willing to bet that diversity and inclusion would make the list.

There is nothing wrong with this, of course. Buzzwords help to disseminate ideas and ensure more people become familiar with a new concept quickly, but there is also a risk that they ...