Chief Diversity Officer, it’s recognized as the fastest growing, and trendiest, title added to the C-suite in 2020. But it’s actually not a new title – and the continual turnover makes it really hard for CDOs to make any progress. Is D&I a top priority in your organization? Let’s explore a few reasons it should be.
Here’s the truth: The reason diversity and inclusion programs don’t catch on is because we’ve been thinking about D&I all wrong.
Instead of framing diversity and inclusion as a problem to be solved, Let’s look at a few benefits*:
1: Diverse teams outperform and outearn homogenous teams
2: Diversity improves collective intelligence and creativity
3: Diverse and inclusive teams are better at problem-solving
4: Diverse and inclusive teams improve cultural competency
5: Encouraging and celebrating diversity and inclusion isn’t only good for the workplace, it’s good for the whole of mankind
Another hard truth: You can’t compliance your way out of a D&I problem.
If you’re ready to have a thought-provoking, engaging discussion about diversity – in all its many forms – reach out to learn more. And if you’re not sure you need to learn about diversity, check out this quick video.
*All backed by decades of research. Looking for a really great resource? Check out Building an Inclusive Organization.