When it comes to DEI, we’ve focused a lot on diversity and equity. Now we need to tackle inclusion.
Many organizations are making diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority, as they increasingly recognize the value of representing people from a wide range of backgrounds. Research shows that diverse teams are more innovative, better at weighing information to make stronger decisions, and produce greater financial returns.
So far, most organizations have focused on getting people from underrepresented groups in the door (diversity) and ensuring they are compensated and supported fairly (equity). Unfortunately, many overlook the third prong of DEI, inclusion. They expect all employees to conform to the same dominant norms, creating organizational cultures that can feel narrow and unwelcoming to individuals with different backgrounds and life experiences.
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