While most companies are committed to creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive world, recently published Mercer research found that Black employees rate their work experience as significantly less fair and equitable than their white colleagues do. If you have not asked your employees about their perceptions of recent events, your organization may be unintentionally conveying the wrong message, leading some to believe that leadership is unconcerned about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
During times like these, it is important to give your employees an opportunity to voice their questions, share their observations, and put issues on the table. Various studies have found that social support increases our resilience and ability to cope.
Listening to your employees about their experiences inside and outside of work is an effective way to address concerns, provide support, and improve your organization's culture.
Here are four areas of inquiry that often generate the most powerful insights when focused on workplace diversity, equity and inclusion. Access the full article below.