Are Chief Diversity Officers Pointless?

Chief diversity officers are pointless – at least that is the the title of an article that a couple of friends sent me last week

Find out why this anonymous article suggests that Chief diversity officers are pointless

Here are some key messages from this episode

  • Four Observations that suggest Chief Diversity Officers are pointless
  • The Hiring Issue facing those recruiting Chief Diversity Officers
  • Why Chief Diversity Officers don’t get results and much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

CDO’s are pointless when they focus on style over substance

“I’m not talking about the people desperately collecting awards. Basically I’m not talking about people with style over substance; the people who give less than they receive”

CDO’s are pointless when their organisations are concerned with reputation over results

“I could not agree more, we talk about this here; one of the 7 most common mistakes that organisations is all about reputation: Focus on credibility indicators and reputation instead of addressing the problem”

CDO’s are pointless when they’re held to standards that differ from other leaders

“Imagine being hired for a job by someone who knows nothing about your job, they’re not even qualified to assess you and you’re not given the tools to do the job. Then they wonder why you’re not getting the miraculous and ambiguous results they expected”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper

Chief Diversity Officers are Pointless

The Lonely Life of A Diversity and Inclusion Leader

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