“Blaming and Shaming” Doesn’t Work. This Approach to DEI Does.

More and more companies around the globe are choosing to address Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion head-on with their leaders and employees — and that’s a very good thing. These are key aspects of workplace engagement that have been ignored by society and business for far too long.

However, the problem for many organizations comes in the execution of those programs, either through in-house or outsourced facilitators. Far too many approaches to DEI actually alienate participants and even create backlash rather than supporting meaningful conversations and mutual learning. In such cases, DEI training and programs can be — at best — useless, and at worst, actually counterproductive and harmful to the organization as a whole and leaders as individuals.

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