Diversity and belonging

At D/DOCK, we celebrate the unique perspectives and talents each person brings to our team because we truly believe that a diverse environment sparks innovation, creativity, and success for us all. We are, therefore, committed to nurturing a workplace where everyone feels valued and included.

We believe diversity drives our success

We are not just a team; we are a vibrant community of architects, artists, designers, engineers, and chefs each bringing a unique set of skills, experiences, and perspectives to the table. Our team’s age spans from the early twenties to the early nineties and across more than 15 nationalities. We take pride in our diverse backgrounds, which create a beautiful mosaic of cultures within our workplace. Embracing diversity isn’t just a choice; it’s the very essence of who we are.

We cultivate belonging in the workspace, our projects, and communities

Cultivating a sense of belonging is not just a priority; it’s a fundamental principle that underpins our workspace, projects, and communities.

Creating an inclusive and empowering work environment involves a concerted effort to dismantle barriers and biases that may hinder the full expression of individuality.

In our studio

Our workplace culture encourages open communication, values diverse opinions, and actively seeks input from all members, including initiatives that support work-life balance, mental health, and well-being, ultimately acknowledging that employees are multidimensional individuals.

In our projects

We are dedicated to creating spaces that not only serve functional needs but also contribute to build a sense of community, minimise environmental impact, and ensure economic viability. Through this holistic approach our projects become vibrant contributors to society. 

In society

We specialise in creating environments that nurture collaboration among stakeholders and local communities, contributing to the sharing economy through our innovative ‘blended use’ concept. We pioneer new and innovative initiatives that celebrate and embrace diversity.

We ensure equal opportunities for all

D/DOCK is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Our hiring and employment practices are free from discrimination based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status under applicable law.

We actively seek to create a work environment that promotes fairness, equity, and respect for all employees. Decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, and other employment-related matters are based on merit, qualifications, and business needs. We strive to ensure that every individual is treated with dignity and that all employees have the opportunity to contribute and grow within our organisation.

We recognise the importance of supplier diversity and are committed to developing an inclusive ecosystem beyond our organisation, contributing to the advancement of a more inclusive business landscape. 

This commitment extends to our policies, procedures, and practices, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and the overall work environment.

We celebrate some of our successes

  • Community engagement: by actively participating in initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion beyond our workplace.
  • Global outreach for talent: seeking talent from diverse geographical locations, aiming for a workforce that reflects a truly global perspective.
  • Gender diversity: continuing to lead in gender diversity by maintaining and strengthening our commitment to having a balanced and inclusive workforce.
  • Continuous learning culture: with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion education for all employees.
  • Employee well-being: implementing initiatives that support mental health, work-life balance, and overall employee satisfaction.

Our aspiration for 2024

  • Enhanced mentorship programs: striving to expand and enrich our mentorship initiatives, fostering professional development and knowledge-sharing across diverse teams.
  • Further inclusivity in leadership: aspiring to increase diversity in leadership roles, ensuring representation at all levels of the organisation.
  • Inclusive innovation: encouraging and recognising innovative ideas that promote inclusivity, ensuring that our products, services, and workplace environments are designed with diversity in mind.

Ask me anything

m.roland@ddock.com

Community Manager

Madelon Roland