Source | talentculture.com | Sabrina Williams
How will the remote work era impact your 2021 DEI efforts? How will you keep the promises made around diversity, equity, and inclusion?
Before remote work became so prevalent, it was possible to keep real-world events and conversations out of the workplace. Now that’s not only impossible; it’s also increasingly inadvisable. Events in your employees’ personal lives undoubtedly affect the workplace—not only on a personal performance level, but also on a company culture level. Add in ongoing issues of racial inequality and police brutality and the expectation is clear…
Companies must increase DEI efforts in 2021.
Whether employees are having discussions about racism or simply the challenges of living through the pandemic, personal conversations happen – and will continue to happen with increasing frequency. To make sure companies handle these conversations in a productive, positive manner, it’s essential to consider developing a DEI strategy alongside their corporate strategy. The inevitable result is culture-improving programs that promote and champion the business benefits and value of a diverse workforce.
The time is now to tangibly make good on the promises companies have made over the years to increase their focus on DEI.
Here are some actions I expect companies will begin to take in 2021 to fulfill these promises.