What does the DEI journey look like to achieve your idea of a workplace utopia? When Dr. Ella F. Washington asks company leaders what a workplace utopia looks like to them she often hears about an ideal vision of an organization that values diversity and inclusion and wants employees to bring their whole selves to work. A truly inclusive workplace requires invention and reinvention, mistakes and humility, adaptation to a changing world, constant reflection, and sometimes significant sacrifice. In this episode, Dr. Washington provides a framework for thinking about where you are on the journey and where your company may be too.
Leading Your DEI Journey
Trust yourself and hold space room for learning.
DEI, diversity, equity, and inclusion, can be an intimidating topic for someone who doesn’t quite know enough about it or maybe has not had exposure.
What is the five-step process that organizations go through in their stages on a DEI journey?
How does the integration of DEI look different internally and externally?
New generations come into the workplace every 15 to 20 years, so we have to make sure that we are, advocating to make sure everyone feels included, and that we’re changing with the times.
When we’ve existed in cultures that aren’t equitable or inclusive for so long, it can be challenging to imagine the alternative.
The research will tell us that human magic leads to higher team performance, better decisions being made, and people staying in an organization longer.
The first thing you have to do is look internally. And to understand where are you on your own DEI journey and what are you trying to accomplish.
What are some best practices when it comes to DEI efforts in a decentralized leadership environment?
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