“I’ve never had sushi”: 10 ways to drive social mobility

Written by Matthew Rock, James Sutton & CMI members Wednesday 04 May 2022
People from so-called “lower socio-economic backgrounds” shouldn’t have to rely on tenacity and determination to get ahead. Here are the active steps managers and employers should be taking to support them
A selection of sushi

This is an abridged version of an article that appeared in the CMI Spring 2022 member magazine. Become a member today to access the full list of 23 ideas to drive social mobility, and many other articles like it.

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Even in 2022, your background can still influence your chances of success in life. It’s not always a question of the obstacles you have to overcome; it’s sometimes about fighting the self-doubt and feelings of unworthiness.

There are lots of ways you can support your team members and new recruits from lower socio-economic backgrounds. All these ideas are drawn directly from a recent Manager’s Voice poll of CMI members. We’d like to thank everyone who shared their views.

Keep reading for plenty of new ideas to boost social mobility in your organisation


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