Previously we shared the importance of knowing the mindset of your team members in order for any DEI initiative to be successful. Equally important, if not more so, is knowing the mindset of your organization’s decision-makers. Leaders with a monocultural mindset do not believe inclusion is a primary objective. In most cases, these leaders may not believe an inclusion deficit exists in their organization, nor do they believe that such a deficit creates a risk to productivity, reputation, or marketplace stability. This mindset sees DEI as an interruption to business and looks to maintain the norm while attempting to “check the DEI box.”.
At Bright Places Inc., we work to expose and dismantle exclusionary workplace cultures that hurt the people within them. To do that, we use a variety of tools and processes that transform dead-end DEI efforts to effective Developmental DEI strategies.