Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
How to Build a Culture around DEI in the Workplace
Every individual brings unique strengths and talents to their workplace. To empower employees and drive success, organizational leaders are building, advancing, and sustaining cultures that promote employee respect, diversity, and equity.
Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Matters
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace means
making all your employees feel involved and engaged so that they can be
their whole, authentic selves inside and outside of the office. It means
recognizing, accepting, and appreciating everyone for who they are and
what they bring to enhance the employee experience.
By embracing DEI, you are building an organizational culture centered
around the needs of your employees so that they can learn, inspire, and
do their best work, which directly translates to success throughout
And the business case for DEI is stronger than ever, with diverse companies outperforming their less diverse peers. According to McKinsey & Company, organizations in the top quartile for ethnic/cultural diversity among executives were 36% more likely to achieve above-average profitability.
Make Inclusive Leadership the Foundation of your Business
Organizations of all sizes need bold leaders at every level equipped to address discrimination and bias. Building a culture of inclusion in the workplace is a must, and it has to start at the top. According to the Harvard Business Review, what leaders say and do makes up to a 70% difference as to whether an individual reports feeling included. And, the more that your employees speak up, the better they collaborate and perform.
In order to embed DEI into your company’s culture, leaders today must:
THE PILLARS OF SUCCESS: Implement and Scale a DEI Program Throughout Your Organization
Over the past few years, businesses have made significant investments in exploring diversity's power in the workforce. But how do you take the first steps to building a DEI program that makes a difference and scales across your business? How do you embed DEI into the foundation of your organization?
ESTABLISH DEI GOALS
CREATE COMPANY VALUES
TRAIN YOUR MANAGERS
LEAD BY EXAMPLE
TaChelle Lawson, Founder and President of FIG Strategy and Consulting, and Stephanie Wade, Political Organizer, Transgender Advocate, Educator, Speaker, Former Field Representative and Veteran's Liaison to U.S. Congressmen Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr., share insights on how to put DEI into action within your workplace on The Edge podcast.
SKILLSOFT DEI INITITATIVES
We have crafted experiences to help you build an engaging and empowering DEI initiative in your organization.
Skillsoft and Special Olympics work to support inclusive workplaces for people with intellectual disabilities. Understand the disparities faced by people with intellectual disabilities and learn how to nurture inclusivity and equity in the workplace for people of all abilities through our curated resources and courses.
Women around the world have been affected by the financial and social fallout of the pandemic more so than their male counterparts. Skillsoft has identified how learning can play a pivotal role in addressing gender inequality, and has curated content to help women and organizations to refocus and rebuild their careers.