Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is a growing field that recognizes the increasing need for policies and programs that promote the representation and participation of different groups in an organization. DEI helps people from different backgrounds to practice empathy, understanding, and good communication. This form of consulting facilitates DEI programs that strengthen your organization to ensure that they are more inclusive.
What Is DEI?
Diversity in the workplace includes people from a wide range backgrounds. Diversity includes race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical ability, mental ability, socio-economic status, religion, marital status, and veteran status.
Equity in the workplace are a set of processes and programs that safeguard an individual’s right to fair and equitable treatment and opportunities.
Inclusion is an organizational practice that welcomes and supports individuals from diverse backgrounds.
How DEI Improves Your Business
DEI practices recognize the value and strength of diversity and work to make social inequalities a thing of the past. Having a firm DEI foundation in place helps your business run more smoothly, gives you opportunities to hire and keep the best talent, improves employee engagement and relationships, and diminishes the potential backlash against the company for biased or exclusionary practices. In short, DEI makes organizations better and improves the quality of life for those within an organization.
What ARC Can Do For You
ARC’s diversity, equity, and inclusion and organizational effectiveness consulting provide the most innovative, proven techniques and programs to incorporate DEI into your organization. Whether you need to work on your team-building activities or want to incorporate more diversity training into your organization, ARC provides exceptional organizational effectiveness consulting that will deliver the best results.
For example, we supported a leadership team for a large international healthcare system get clear on their DEI plans and roll-out their organization-wide strategy using a few methods. First, we held an interactive workshop with modules that made understanding inclusive practices very practical. Through our group discussions and individual-focused interviews, we helped synchronize the organization’s stance on effective DEI communication strategies and practices over an 18-month period. Then, we co-crafted, provided, and facilitated a DEI curriculum that now supports over 1,000 employees globally to establish a baseline of DEI principles that all employees were expected to learn. Since the organization’s implementation of inclusive language and practices, they have thrived.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your organization.