Are Employee Resource Groups Passé? Here’s An Answer To Why They Matter For Diversity & Inclusion

Deloitte decided to phase out their employee resource groups as part of their efforts to become more inclusive.

Here I explore this decision for you to make your own mind up.


Here’s some key messages from this episode:

– Deloitte’s recent decision to phase out employee resource groups

– The reasons why this may approach may be suitable for them but not others

– The opportunity available to all organisations in crafting their own Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

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Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

Poorly conceived Employee Resource Groups can be exclusive

“A vehicle intended for inclusion, but actually they look like a mechanism for exclusion”

Employee Resource Groups should be inclusive by definition

“I define employee resource groups as voluntary groups of employees within an organisation based around a social identity, shared interests or values. I used this definition in my PhD and its taken from the academic literature.

The Opportunity for Organisations moving forward

“There is no one size fits all and organisations need to tailor their diversity and inclusion strategies, to their particular circumstances. The good news is, it’s clear that Deloitte are trying to do that”

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In every episode you will find:

– A specific question for you to answer

– A challenge for you to consider

– An action for you to take

Did you find them in this episode?

Putting these together makes all the difference.


Here’s some resources so you can go deeper:

Deloitte Thinks Diversity Groups Are Passé

Deloitte’s Radical Attempt to Reframe Diversity

Use this for your own development


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