Consider forming a diverse steering committee of DEI champions -- including executives, board members, middle managers, and influential frontline employees -- to help guide and promote the success of your organization’s DEI initiatives.
Examine the benefits of knowing your audience when engaging middle managers in DEI. Learn to convey “what’s in it for them” when they integrate DEI practices into how they hire and manage their employees. Leverage middle managers’ ability to powerfully influence company culture.
Position your DEI program for success by examining four common reasons that cause some programs to fail. Learn to avoid the pitfalls of executive resistance, diversity fatigue, and lack of training, by creating a program that’s focused on systems and behavior change.
“Workplace culture” describes the unwritten rules and social patterns of how work gets done in your organization. What defines your culture depends on numerous everyday actions taken by employees, managers, leaders, and executives.