How Companies Are Wasting Millions On Diversity Programs

Did  you know that a lot of the diversity programs out there are a complete waste of money?

Find out why companies waste millions when it comes to Diversity and Inclusion programs

Here are some key messages from this episode

  • Why A Lack Of Clarity Can Lead to Diversity and Inclusion Failure
  • Why Performance Management is so important to inclusion success
  • How Our Perspectives Define Our Inclusion Outcomes

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

A Lack of Rigour Leads to Failed Diversity & Inclusion Programmes

“Diversity Council chief executive Lisa Annese said it was disappointing that organisations were not applying a more rigorous approach to their diversity programs”

A Lack of Commitment Leads to Failed Diversity & Inclusion Programmes

“Our job is to strive to improve all the time. However when it comes to Diversity and Inclusion. If it’s not perfect, there’s a common perception that it’s time to stop”

A Lack of Clarity Leads to Failed Diversity & Inclusion Programmes

“the lack of clarity in the article itself is a symptom of the problems that cause millions to be wasted.  This lack of clarity was evident throughout the whole article; it’s unclear if it’s the author, the research. Who knows? What I do know is that we need more clarity when talking about Diversity and Inclusion issues.”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper

Companies wasting millions on diversity programs

The 7 Biggest Diversity & Inclusion Mistakes Being Made in Your Organisation: Leadership

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