Thousands of private businesses, nonprofits and government agencies have made creating a culture that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) a priority in recent years, but successful implementation sometimes can prove elusive.
Creating a lasting DEI culture requires everyone from top to bottom in an organization to embrace the idea that representation is critical to success in the modern business world. An engaged workforce that feels their voices are heard can help companies resolve issues using a wide variety of perspectives.
A DEI culture leads to better-run companies with a stronger bottom line, as well as a more motivated workforce. But while the benefits are clear, the best way to achieve them is not always as apparent. Organizations can take an important first step by learning best practices for creating and sustaining DEI culture.