What is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion? Part 3: Inclusion

What is Inclusion? The word diversity has been used to describe the industry for a long time but the word inclusion was added to emphasize that simply having diversity doesn’t mean leveraging diversity. Why would a company seek diversity and not be inclusive? There are many reasons why diversity doesn’t lead to inclusion ranging from […]

What is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion? Part 2: Equity

What is equity? This word has begun to be more and more a part of our discussions in the diversity space. Somehow, the word diversity wasn’t enough to define the landscape of sameness. To some, diversity simply demands that we need different voices, but it doesn’t speak to how we treat those with different voices. […]

Partners in Performance: DEI and Human Resources

News Flash: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is not the responsibility of one department nor one person but it does require leadership and advocates. Whether that leadership and advocacy comes from the DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) executive or the Human Resources (HR) department there has always been a close relationship between HR and DEI […]

What is Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion? Part 1: Diversity

What is diversity? On the surface, it appears to be a real simple answer.  Merriam-Webster defines diversity as ‘the condition of having or being composed of differing elements: variety.” In our work that translates to having different people, views, and perspectives present at the table. But given so many people are struggling with the issue […]

4 Ways To Show Diversity & Equity Even Without Having An Outwardly Diverse Leadership Team

Diverse Representation Many companies are struggling to address the issues of diversity and equity within their organization especially when their leadership teams have little to no diversity within them.  The bad news is those companies will face many challenges without the benefit of diverse representation and input. The good news is where there are allies […]

3 Ways We Can Combat Structural Racism In The Workplace

All of us are aware and have experienced systemic racism at the workplace. The problem of racism in the workplace is institutionalized. It is a reflection of our larger society: unequal opportunities, unequal access to jobs and facilities. Even if we ourselves don’t hold these prejudices, many people in the corporate world do.  If we […]

Conscious Inclusion & Conscious Compassion: 4 Ways Leaders Can Step Up During Challenging Times

 Demonstrate Empathy For many businesses, the work continues, the goals are still set and expected to be met, and tasks need to be completed. Nothing has changed, really. It may seem that there’s no time for empathy because everything else is (still) chaotic. Yet this is the perfect time to take the time to […]

The Kaleidoscope Group in Chicago helps you understand how inclusion helps employee engagement

How Does Inclusion Improve Employee Engagement?

Engagement In our Part 1 blog post, Measuring Inclusion to Improve Diversity, we noted that a Gallup study found that employees in an inclusive environment are more engaged, demonstrate higher advocacy for their organizations, and have a greater intent to stay. That same study found with respect to race, in particular, engaged employees are much […]

Learning how measuring inclusion improves diversity from The Kaleidoscope Group in Chicago

Measuring Inclusion To Improve Diversity

How Inclusive Is Your Organization? Is your organization inclusive? We hear a lot about companies needing to be diverse and inclusive not because it is the right thing to do but because the right thing to do is the best thing for business. There are several studies that have shown that diverse and inclusive companies […]

Diversity and Inclusion Impact the Bottom-Line and Other Key Performance Metrics

The U.S. continues to undergo a dramatic demographic shift – in fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau population estimates for July 2015, minority babies are now the majority, with 50.2% of U.S. babies less than one being of racial or ethnic minorities [i]. In addition, it’s projected that minorities in the U.S. will become […]