• kirstenwestholter

Don't start with actions before knowing your objectives!

It is very common to make certain mistakes when implementing #diversityequityinclusion initiatives. Although it is a learning journey, some missteps can easily be avoided. Why not learn from other organisations and research in order to establish a truly inclusive workplace with a strategy that is tied to your company’s objectives!


The following are a few of these learnings:

➡️ Many well-intentioned organisations start by taking direct actions that show their commitment to the DE&I agenda. While important, the collective impact of such efforts is limited without a clear set of DE&I objectives and outcomes.


➡️ Policies that recognize and respond to the various needs of a diverse workforce are key for attracting diverse talent. However, they lose their effectiveness without an equal focus on the leadership required to foster an inclusive workplace.


➡️ Leadership can be complex and challenging, especially when a company has a very diverse workforce. Defining leadership is not enough, organisations need to invest in support to help leaders develop and embed inclusive leadership.


Can you think of other lessons learned? Please share them! #leadership #inclusiveleadership #workplaceculture #lessonslearned


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