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September 24, 2020

Increasingly, companies are seeing the true business value of diversity and inclusion efforts. These aren’t simply feel-good initiatives designed to get some positive press. Meaningful diversity—and, particularly, inclusion—have a real impact on the bottom line of companies. Diverse companies understand diverse markets better, they are more creative and they simply outperform less diverse organizations.

Formalizing D&I

The increased focus on D&I means that many companies are hiring staff whose primary responsibility is promoting D&I. For example, roughly half of all S&P 500 companies employee a chief diversity officer. But many companies don’t go quite so far and instead task exis...

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Inclusion: STILL the Competitive Business Advantage

In Inclusion: STILL the Competitive Business Advantage, Shirley Engelmeier continues her contributions to thought leadership on the importance of inclusion in an environment that has been roiled with new discussion--and new dissent--amid rapidly changing demographics, continually emerging technology and a global economy that is continually shifting to favor newly emerging market powerhouses.

Within this framework one thing remains a constant--the need for inclusion. The need to ensure that the varied voices that exist within and outside of organizations are encouraged, listened to and acted upon to drive engagement, retention, innovation--and market power.


New Decade, Same Challenge: Overcoming the "Stuck State"

Despite years of hard work and many good intentions, today’s workforce is still fraught with many of the same issues we’ve been talking about. Organizations around the country have been focusing on diversity and inclusion for a long time—for years, for decades. And yet, many organizations despite their best intentions, concerted efforts, and significant investments in people and programs are not achieving the results they desire. They may make some progress but, inevitably, see that progress stop, even backslide. 

We call the position these companies often find themselves in the “stuck state” and much of our work revolves helping them get out of it. 

Download the FREE "Overcoming the Stuck State" Whitepaper below!

"It's about us being able to seek that technological edge - being able to be the game changer. We do that through diversity of thought, multiple perspectives, and an inclusive workforce."
Ken Barrett, CDO, General Motors
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