Case studies prove that companies that implement Diversity and Inclusion programs have faster growth, higher market shares and higher employee engagement.
We believe for any comprehensive Diversity and Inclusion initiative to deliver measurable results you must target all employees and address a range of issues including: unconscious bias, micro aggressions and cross-cultural communications. A diverse work environment can increase employee engagement, improve customer experience, elevate a company’s brand, stimulate innovation, attract talent, and drive overall business success.
A sound program moves beyond encouraging employees to tolerate differences but provides employees with tools and resources to maintain an inclusive culture. It promotes avenues of engagement that facilitate respectful and positive interactions in the workplace and in life, while reducing discrimination and prejudice based on factors such as gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical and mental ability, and socioeconomic status. In addition, it should tie Diversity and Inclusion to the vision, mission, values and goals of the organization, and then move into how to value all aspects of diversity with co-workers, clients, customers and the community at large.
Creating a culture of inclusion does not happen without intention. Organizations must commit and continuously work to create an environment that embraces differences that is inclusive. In order for an organization to make true progress in this regard, people across all levels of the organization must understand, believe and contribute to the organizations definitions of DEI.
KPT Consultants works with organizations to implement comprehensive Inclusion Solutions. Creating a culturally sensitive and inclusive workplace is challenging. Understanding all the dimensions of inclusion, diversity and equity is complex. However, when organizations commit to creating a fully inclusive workplace it allows employees to thrive and show up authentically, resulting in greater innovation and ultimately better business performance.