The Gap Between Employee Perceptions & DEI Initiatives

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“It is disingenuous to talk about DEI without action, and it is also a missed opportunity to take action on DEI without talking about it — employees often have great ideas and feedback to share on DEI initiatives, including whether or not they're actually having the intended impact day to day."

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“It is disingenuous to talk about DEI without action, and it is also a missed opportunity to take action on DEI without talking about it — employees often have great ideas and feedback to share on DEI initiatives, including whether or not they’re actually having the intended impact day to day.”

We are consistently seeing companies fail to capitalize on positive developments and there is new data that points to this. 

Earlier today, Lever released the State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts: Progress, Priorities, and Opportunities. 97% of the survey’s employers reported that their companies have introduced new DEI strategies and programs this past year. However, a quarter of employees did not know of any new measures.  

It is becoming apparent that a large disconnect between employers and employees can exist without proper communication and alignment – particularly when it comes to a new business function like DEI. 

In addition to custom project support, ideascape helps members ensure that their good work is getting recognized both externally and internally. This leads to better recognition and better feedback from those with the most helpful insights – your employees. Message Jonathan Dyke or Deon Gaines to learn more about our upcoming fall cohort and how FutureSelf Network can save your team time and money.

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