Open Plan

Property Week magazine's Open Plan campaign seeks to tackle diversity in the property and construction industry. It challenges businesses and organisations to rethink their policies, both overt and unconscious, from graduate recruitment right through to the Boardroom and including gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation.

WiP is right behind Property Week.  We were involved in early stage discussions with them, about the need to address issues of diversity and we discussed a 'Manifesto' of targets for change, targets which they developed, published and which have since been followed by a Charter.

We are very optimistic about the impact this campaign is having on the industry, perhaps encouraging some to think through the issues seriously for the first time and for others, to continue with the good work they had already started.

Recent articles include:

Do the right thing & Our manifesto (6 June 2014)

Mentoring by female role models vital (13 June 2014) 

They back Open Plan : Do you? (18 July 2014)

Training is all very well but where's the progression (1 August 2014)

The Curzon Group: diversity on an EMEA scale (8 August 2014)

Women in Property: students discover the Ladies Bridge (8 August 2014)

The Diversity umbrella (8 August 2014)

The Diversity Lag (10 October 2014)

Finding the placemakers of tomorrow (10 October 2014)

The diversity facts laid bare (28 November 2014) 

Say hello to the future (20 February 2015)

Open Plan Charter: Letter from WiP Chairman, Elspeth Burrage (12 June 2015)

Unconscious Bias at Work (19 June 2015)

PW Diversity Charter: The early adopters (26 June 2015)

Wonder Women (6 November 2015)

WiP Event: Is Diversity on the Agenda? (14 April 2016)