This week we launch a year-long study of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs in business and the results are disappointing. After billions of dollars invested in DEI training, tools, tech, and HR strategies, we haven’t moved the needle very far. In some respects, we’ve come a long way, but as our research discovered, only ... Read more»
We’ve lived with the Pandemic for almost eight months and it often feels like years. We’ve been in rapid response mode every day, and the uncertainty never seems to end. What have we really learned?
For all the challenges we face in the pandemic, the most damaging of all is the impact on our feelings of unity. Driven by the Black Injustices taking place in the United States, companies are heavily investing in programs and strategies to drive diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging.
While there are many amazing things going ... Read more»
As part of The Big Reset we have been having a series of deep, meaningful conversations with Diversity and Inclusion leaders. And among the many things we’re discovering, one of the most interesting is the enormous focus on Belonging. Diversity is a strategy; Inclusion is a goal; Belonging is a feeling. And a feeling ... Read more»
One of the toughest jobs in business is the Chief Diversity Officer.
Why? The Chief Diversity Officer (or Chief Advocacy Officer) is responsible for an enormous topic: the end-to-end diversity, inclusion, and fairness in the company. And this covers a wide set of issues: recruiting, promotion, pay, team behavior, senior leadership, and day to day ... Read more»
As we enter the fourth month of the global Pandemic, it’s becoming clear that The Big Reset is real. Society is changing in some positive ways. Let me give you a list of ten to think about.
(We have been conducting in-depth meetings with more than 150 HR leaders around the world and we are ... Read more»
As violent and asymmetric as the pandemic has been, we’ve had a lot of conversations about the positives. People are spending more time with their families, business leaders are more empathetic, and companies are trying harder than ever to create a safe and financially healthy workplace.
Well this week we take a step backwards, and ... Read more»
Last week there was a lot of press about the Business Roundtable’s new manifesto, proclaiming that business’s role is to help all of society, not just shareholders. While it reads well, it’s no different from the book Conscious Capitalism, Liberating The Heroic Spirit of Business, written in 2013.
But that aside, this is ... Read more»
I don’t need to remind you of the importance of diversity, inclusion, and fair treatment at work. Not only has the #metoo movement made HR and business leaders take notice, the problem seems to be increasing. The EEOC saw a 50% increase in workplace harassment suits last year and 2019 is looking like a ... Read more»
Corporate diversity and inclusion is a very hot topic. It comes up in almost every client I visit. Why? With the #metoo movement, #blacklivesmatter, and a continuous political discussion about income inequality and fairness, companies want to step up.
I just finished a research member roundtable with some of our major clients and want to share five big issues we see emerging for 2010:
1. Diversity as a talent management strategy.
Nearly all of our clients mentioned that their talent management strategy now includes diversity. The definition of diversity is broad: it includes age, ... Read more»