Why Do Most DEI Efforts Fail?

The failure of most DEI efforts result from the approach most commonly employed by companies.

Reliance on programs and targets—such as employee resource groups (ERGs) and hiring quotas—without addressing the fundamental values and culture of the organization, only leads to additional bureaucracy rather than a genuine sense of belonging.

While dedicated programs and metrics are essential for any cultural shift, they fall short when not undergirded by the ultimate goal of building trust.  Cultivating true trust is a straightforward yet profound approach that can drive meaningful and lasting change in organizational culture.

Here is more on this topic.  Please take a read and leave your comments — I’m eager to hear your POV.


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