The 4 Phases That Inclusive Employee Resource Groups Must Experience To Evolve [Research Breakdown]

Employee Resource Groups have evolved.

Find out how as I look at some of the most influential publications in the field.

Here are some key messages from this episode

  • An influential paper that everyone who is serious about employee resource groups knows about
  • The four phases that employee resource groups must experience in order to evolve
  • The reasons why most resource groups don’t evolve to reach their potential much much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

There are Few Meaningful Contributions to the Field

“It’s generally accepted that there are a very small number of influential scholars and practitioners who have made meaningful contributions to the field”

Affinity Groups and Employee Resource Groups

“You’ll notice that I said affinity groups and not resource groups, the paper refers to affinity groups which tend to be organised around social identity but given the development of the field, it’s accepted and understood that everything discussed applies to what we call employee resource groups”

Reconsidering the 4 Phases of Evolution

“Advancement refers to education and training for career development. This is identified as a challenge for resources groups and this is where I want to slot in the piece that the author discussed in the previous section”

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Priscilla H. Douglas on Linkedin

Priscilla H. Douglas on Twitter

PH Douglas & Associates

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