Even when executives are committed to the subject of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I), we cannot assume that the commitment is aligned on a team level. It’s crucial that the Executive Leadership Team is on the same page and has a broad understanding of DE&I, the business impacts of DE&I, and their role as leaders in the process. This executive buy-in is essential in ensuring success and driving sustainable outcomes from the DE&I efforts within the organization.
Our executive alignment strategies give leaders a safe place to have real dialogue around their perspectives on DE&I. Even when leaders are committed, their commitment can be limited or couched in an unreal understanding of their culture as it relates to DE&I. Our executive alignment process is often referred to as “moving leaders from approval to commitment” and clearly identifying the difference between the two. This process involves: