Having a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) policy is more than just a box-ticking exercise. We’ve highlighted why DEI is a vital part of your business strategy.
Having a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is a vital part of being a forward-thinking, 21st century business. Having a diverse and inclusive team is not just a 'box-ticking exercise’ to impress your shareholders or investors. It's a proven strategy for making your business more flexible and attuned to a modern way of doing business.
Recent research by Gartner found that inclusive teams unlock diversity benefits by improving team performance by up to 30% in high diversity environments. Now, that’s one very good reason to make your team more diverse!
With a more diverse workforce, and a culture that promotes equity and inclusion, your whole business can become a far more attractive proposition – both to your existing customers, your prospects and targets, and to your employees and potential new hires.
But what does DEI actually mean in a modern business environment?
Six ways to improve your DEI credentials
We know that making your business diverse, equitable and inclusive is important – both from an ethical standpoint and from the perspective of running a successful business. But what can you do to put DEI at the heart of your company’s values and goals?
Here are six ways to refocus your efforts on DEI:
Making your workplace a more diverse and inclusive place isn’t just the right thing to do as a business owner, it is also part of a successful business strategy.