A study by Deloitte found that diverse workforces are 30% more likely to spot mistakes.
DIVERSITY VS INCLUSION
They’re both part of DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) - the new catch phrase for “doing the right thing.”
Diversity, though, is primarily an HR function. It’s factual. It can be measured. How many Hispanics have you hired compared to last year? Asians? Blacks? And so on.
Inclusion, though, is a choice each company’s management team must make. Inclusion is ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute to and influence every part and level of a workplace, and ensuring that everyone feels safe to express their opinions without fear of reprisals. It’s the ability of management to allow people the security to fail, and learn from their mistakes.
In short, diversity is the "what," and inclusion is the "how."
Diversity focuses on the makeup of your workforce — demographics such as gender, race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, just to name a few, while inclusion creates the culture that enables diversity to thrive.
And when it thrives, the results are striking!
We can provide your team with training on diversity, equity and inclusion. More importantly, though, is that we’re business strategists -- we can help you align your diversity initiatives with your brand and business strategies, and help make DEI a part of your business culture.
Diversity without inclusion can prove infectious to your workplace. Make sure your diverse team has the resources to perform the jobs you’ve hired them to do. We can help. Call 1-800-834-4946 for a free consultation, or click here.