Decades of research confirm organizations that foster a culture of inclusion, promote and value diversity, and establish equality for employees produce higher profits, a more engaged workforce, and greater innovation than less diverse organizations.
Inclusion is creating a culture where each team member feels seen, heard, respected and valued, as well as motivated to contribute to the team's success.
Diversity is building a team of diverse individuals with unique perspectives and ideas that enhance the team's ability to achieve common goals.
These differences can be represented within the culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, age, religion, ability, and many other factors. Each unique difference expands an organization’s ability to perform and adapt to market demands.
Equality is the process of providing equal opportunity for all team members to contribute, receive recognition, and move forward within the organization. Methods to achieve inclusion, diversity, and equality are often politically charged and driven by strong emotions. The one element all sides have in common is agreement that achieving inclusion, diversity, and equality starts with individual awareness and development.
The ETHOS proprietary D& I process includes both an alignment check of team members with a self-assessment to rate their personal experience, as well as a full 360 survey that asks leaders, their direct reports, peers, and others to rate the leader’s proficiency in the skills required to create a culture of inclusion, diversity and equity.
The report compares the alignment check with the leader’s 360 results to help identify the greatest development priorities. ETHOS categorizes skills in three disciplines: Learning, Living, and Leading.
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