Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as a Business Strategy
At Inclusive Leaders Group, we approach Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) as a Business Strategy rather than an HR or Compliance matter. We utilize a maturity model to help an organization assess where they are on their DEI journey and to serve as a visual representation of the necessary path forward towards a more equitable and inclusive culture.
DEI as a business strategy starts at the top and must have the backing and active involvement of the organization’s leadership, including the CEO, board of directors, and the executive team. Our process involves obtaining agreement with your CEO and senior management team about the key stakeholders and business objectives and defining the changes needed to achieve the agreed-upon key business goals.
Every company, nonprofit, and healthcare organization has different business goals, start at a different place, and seeks to advance its DEI journey at a different pace. Therefore, the DEI strategic framework will vary – but include measurement and accountability along with one or several components including talent strategy, customer experience, advertising/marketing/branding, and corporate social responsibility.
We are results-focused and solution-neutral until we have determined any reasons for the gaps that exist in business and DEI performance. We are a team of strategic talent management, diversity, equity, and inclusion, learning, and organizational development and mental health practitioners with over 40 years of experience in driving measurable change in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).
Our work enables client organizations to reconsider entrenched ways of thinking and behaving, build teams and leaders that fully reflect the diversity in the world, increase innovation, and improve financial performance.
This framework is based on decades of talent and organizational development performance consulting—and all of our solutions are research-based, which means they are optimized to deliver measurable and sustainable outcomes.