Did you know that companies with more diversity are more innovative, expand their markets, and perform better financially? Why then, is progress slow, especially in corporate leadership? Most companies have yet to develop and implement effective diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) initiatives.
In this episode, DEIB expert Cynthia Owyoung explains what DEIB is and why it matters. Cynthia delivers the information and insights you need to seize the competitive edge and increase innovation―while doing right by people―with a strong culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Diversity and Inclusion
How we can actually motivate people to do something differently, to behave differently than they have before, and to change their behaviors.
Why companies and leadership teams that have more diversity are more creative, more innovative, and drive better decisions.
What it means to be a leader of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging for a person leading a five or ten-person team.
Distinguishing each element of DEIB: diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Companies focus mainly on the diversity piece and the representation of what’s coming in the door. And when you don’t also focus on the inclusion, equity and belonging pieces, that diversity that you’ve spent so much time, money, and effort to bring in walks out at the same rate.
Get strategic about it by assessing where you are, where you want to go, and then figuring out what your going to do to get there.
The power of being able to have a shared experience and to take that and develop strategies together for pushing past what that experience has taught you about how to navigate through the workplace.
Two or three examples of small incremental changes.
It’s not about teaching people who are different how to conform to the norm. It’s about teaching people who make up the norm to redefine what the norm is.
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