Diversity and Inclusion. We’ve seen it grow and thrive in our organizations to the point that it’s no longer an effort but an involuntary response. Promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace contributes to healthier cultures and increased achievement for organizations. It has evolved from understanding and embracing differences (intentions) to leveraging those differences to promote innovation (outcomes). A diverse workforce drives the success of our organizations.
So what’s next for Diversity and Inclusion, and how can we continue to drive it forward? What worked 10 -- even 5 -- years ago won’t necessarily work today. The United States is undergoing profound demographic change, and technology and social media are making the global workplace even more of a reality.
Is your organization working to ensure that its Diversity and Inclusion program is ready for the 21st century? Do your policies and practices promote an inclusive workforce by bringing different minds to the table, and do you allow all people to contribute to their fullest potential?
Please join @weknownext at 3 p.m. ET on August 6 for #NextChat with special guest Joe Gerstandt (@JoeGerstandt). We will be chatting about “what’s next” for Diversity and Inclusion, and we want to hear how you’re moving it forward in your workplaces.
Q1. Why will diverse and inclusive workplaces have an advantage in the 21st century?
Q2. How has your organization changed its Diversity and Inclusion program over the past 5-10 years to keep it relevant?
Q3. How are social media and technology impacting Diversity and Inclusion initiatives in the workplace?
Q4. What are the biggest opportunities for moving Diversity and Inclusion forward in the 21st century?
Q5. How can organizations ensure that their Diversity and Inclusion programs focus on outcomes instead of intentions?
Q6. Should Diversity and Inclusion be moved out of the HR function? Why or why not?
Q7. Do affinity groups help Diversity and Inclusion initiatives in organizations? Why or why not?
Q8. How can we make Diversity and Inclusion programs better?