Great conversation between Whitney Pennington Rodgers and Roz Brewer (October 2020) on executing DEI agendas with longevity and accuracy.
While many great points were brought up, we took a particular interest in the discussion on the utility ceiling for relying on metrics to guide diversity strategy– at what point do data- and numbers-driven approaches become less helpful and more harmful to successful strategy implementation? We’ve seen the effects of companies using numbers as knee-jerk reactions to diversity issues– low employee retention and little long-term improvement.
ideascape helps its members understand metrics as one part of their multi-pronged strategy, utilizing a collaborative research model to help them crowd-source the rest of their needs. As a result, our members gain a well-rounded understanding of where their DEI ecosystems exist today, and where they will evolve in the future. Talk to Jonathan Dyke for more details.