Learn why measuring inclusion is an essential step to develop a successful DEI strategy.
Diversity metrics measure the balance of people in the workplace and if movement is equitable, while inclusion metrics measure if the employee experience is equitable.
For over a decade, companies have been talking about the business case for diversity but it’s rarely true that diversity alone leads to results. Diversity is just representation. It’s simply not enough to increase the ratio of underrepresented people in your workforce while still operating at status quo. In fact, diversity without inclusion can raise more issues than it solves. Inclusion is what enables you to leverage the power of a diverse workforce; it is the real work of ensuring that all groups are equally valued, supported, empowered, able to be authentic and fulfil their potential in the workplace.
Compared to diversity, inclusion has been a far more difficult topic to measure because it is often seen as purely a subjective topic and believed to be just about "feelings".
Track leading indicators of inclusion and equity that can guide your DEI strategy. Collect actionable data to build an understanding of how employees experience the workplace and the underlying causes of your inclusion gaps.
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