Diversity and Inclusion
The business case for diversity and inclusion is clear. A diverse workforce brings more knowledge, perspectives, and experience to an organization. D&I programs, when successful, can create an encouraging and supportive atmosphere, enabling companies to hire and retain highly competent employees.
Hard metrics are required to measure D&I success. Hiring is only one aspect of ensuring diversity within an organization. True diversity in an organization cannot simply be measured by counting the number of people from each demographic profile: what actually happens within an organization, how work actually gets done between employees, is what matters. For example, if a workforce has an equal number of females to males, it is meaningless if employees are spending 90% of their interaction time with the same gender. Organizations need the right data points to assess and intervene at critical times to improve gender equality throughout their company at all stages.