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Covering impacts negatively Employee Wellbeing, Purpose and Authenticity, so Leaders need to foster a culture of uncovering at work!

By | Nicolas BEHBAHANI | Global People Analytics Leader @ TechnipFMC with HR KPIs expertise

📈 60% of US workers report covering at work in the last 12 months.

💡 Despite the increased attention paid to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion over the past ten years, covering is ubiquitous and continues to have a significant negative impact. Of workers who have been at their organization for at least five years, 85% report that the need to coverhas either stayed the same or increased during this time.

💥 The focus should not be on fixing workers’ covering behavior, but rather on addressing the covering demands imposed by organizational culture, according to a new interesting research published by Deloitte in collaboration with Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at NYU School of Law using data from a survey of 1,269 US employees across five industry categories between February 15 – March 14, 2023.

✅Definition of Covering

Researchers defined the term covering which refers to ways in which individuals downplay known disfavored identities to blend into the mainstream.

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