Ivey Publishing
Deloitte Consulting GTA: The Deloitte Dads Initiative
Product Number:
9B13C046
Publication Date:
12/20/2013
Revised Date:
05/03/2019
Length:
9 pages (7 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case (Field)
Source:
Ivey
Deloitte Dads is a firm-sponsored diversity and inclusion initiative aimed at supporting working fathers within Deloitte (Canada) LLP, an independent member of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited global network. With support from senior management, Deloitte Dads was founded in 2010 by a junior consultant in the management consulting division in the company’s Greater Toronto Area office and quickly gained both members and media attention. The group not only had to be distinctly separate from other parenting initiatives already in place but had to negotiate with the company’s performance management practices, which historically had not considered flexibility in appraising employees. In 2013, the founder was wondering not only if the group could be rolled out to other divisions within the company across the country and perhaps across the world but also how best to handle its success while managing his own career and the demands of being a father of two small children. He had mastered the quarterly events within his office, but how could he create a formal governance model? Already working 80 to 90 hours per week, with no end in sight, how was he going to make Deloitte Dads sustainable and successful?
Learning Objective:
  • To understand the effects of grassroots, employee-led human resource initiatives.
  • To understand the linkage between employee benefit programs and performance.
Issues:
Disciplines:
Organizational Behaviour/Leadership
Industries:
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Setting:
Canada, Large, 2013
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
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