Why a U.S.- Centric Approach To DEI Isn’t Working In The Rest Of The World

The U.S. doesn’t own the rights to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) – nor are they the only ones who stand to reap the benefits.  The stats are global. The research is universal. When done right, attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion adds value to a company’s profile and richness to its culture. It boosts […]

Creating An Inclusive Workplace Learning Culture

In today’s competitive and very tight job market employee expectations of employers are shifting forcing organizations to do everything they can to attract and retain top talent. Some studies have concluded that the reasons employees are transitioning to new jobs include the expectations of better wages, benefits, career advancement, and flexibility. When we talk about “better […]

Helping Leaders Embrace Change

Do we demonize leaders too much in business today? Some would say yes, including the hosts and guests on a recent episode of the Becoming Inclusive podcast. Frequent guest and Kaleidoscope Group Executive Consultant Brian Johnson joined Reggie and Kat to talk about the important role leaders play in launching and sustaining a meaningful diversity, […]

I Don’t Want To Work Here Anymore!

In 1977 there was a popular song by country music artist Johnny Paycheck titled “Take this job and shove it.” The song was #1 on the country music charts and even crossed over into the pop music charts because it really resonated with people across America at that time.  Fast forward 40 years and that […]

Coming Together to Influence Change

In the third of a series of articles on designing for behavior change and habit adoption to create robust DEI habits in your organization, Hanlie van Wyk explores one of the most influential drivers of change. Hanlie van Wyk is a social scientist, global engagement leader and subject matter expert at The Kaleidoscope Group’s Global Practice.  […]

What is Intersectionality and Why Does it Matter?

We exist through intersections, but our conversations about diversity regularly push us to pick one identity for ourselves at the expense of others.” ― Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity Let’s talk about “Intersectionality.” But before we do, it’s important to explain what it is and why it is so important when we talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion. […]

Knowledge Is Insufficient To Change Behavior

What does it take to change behavior within a workplace? Building an equitable and inclusive culture often means behavior change for individuals. In the first of a series of articles on designing for behavior change and habit adoption, Hanlie van Wyk explains how understanding what drives behavior change can help you create robust DEI habits […]

DEI Organizational Structure

It’s easy for organizations to talk about the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). But beyond important and inspiring positioning, what’s happening in practice? In today’s episode, Kaleidoscope Group Consultant Michael A. Washington joins hosts Reggie and Kat to talk about the importance of developing organizational policies, practices, and procedures that are aligned with […]

Healthcare Equity And Inequity

Health equity remains a very hot topic these days, both here in the U.S. and globally. According to the National Academy of Medicine, health equity means “providing care that does not vary in quality because of personal characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and socioeconomic status.” While there’s certainly been a lot of talk […]

Breaking DEI Out of Silos

Business Silos “a mindset present when certain departments or sectors do not wish to share information with others in the same company. This type of mentality will reduce efficiency in the overall operation, reduce morale, and may contribute to the demise of productive company culture.”  The Situation Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed a real […]