Often, when we speak of diversity and inclusion, employees and leaders alike have a difficult time visualizing what it looks like in real life. We are often asked, “What is inclusion and what does it look like in practice”.
We have developed a simple survey to get you thinking about where your organization stands. Remember that this survey provides a quick introduction to measures that you should be thinking about as you think about inclusion in your organization. How inclusive is your workplace? Take the Workplace Inclusiveness Gauge and record your score!
What Your Score Means
I scored between 0-5: My organization needs support
If you scored between 0-5, drop your pen or pencil and give Mosaic Cross-Cultural Solutions (1-800-674-8422) a call immediately! Just kidding. If you scored in the 0-5 range, it is clear that your organization requires additional support to achieve your diversity and inclusion goals.
Diversity and inclusion is a group effort that requires the support of your senior leadership team. This is true even if you are tasked with leading such initiatives for your organization. Don’t panic. We, or another D&I organization, would be happy to support you by providing you with a free, one hour, consultation to get the ball rolling. Sign up on the website www.crossculturalmosaic.com. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
I scored between 6-10: My organization is on the right track
If you scored between 6-10, your organization in on the right track, but there is still room for improvement.
Achieving a workplace that is both diverse and inclusive requires strategy, planning, reviewing and re-tweaking of your organization’s goals. This is best achieved with the support of both your leaders and your peers. Keep track of leaders who are supportive of D&I initiatives and seek them out when you require support. Also, keep track of colleagues who are eager to assist with the overall inclusion strategy such that your network of support is both vertical and horizontal.
I scored between 11-15: My organization is doing well!
Bravo! Your organization is well on its way to being an inclusive workplace. You should be congratulated on a job well done. Pay attention to those items that you did not score well on. Make these items your priority and part of a D&I strategic plan that will lead your organization to even greater levels of inclusion over the next three to five years. An inclusive workplace will pay dividends in increased productivity and satisfaction amongst your staff and the clients that you serve.