Unlocking the Potential of Chief Diversity Officers | McKinsey

HR Effectiveness

As diversity, equity, and inclusion continue to be a top priority for many organizations, the demand for chief diversity officers (CDO) has increased. But as noted in this article, there has also been a great deal of turnover in this role. This in-depth article goes into reasons that are holding CDOs back from reaching their potential. It …

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The Five Stages of DEI Maturity | Harvard Business Review

Leadership & Culture

This HBR article describes the five stages of an organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey. The five stages and their descriptions include: 1) Aware. DEI is new to my organization, and we are just becoming aware of its importance. 2) Compliant. DEI in my organization is focused on compliance with EEOC and other legal requirements. 3) Tactical. DEI has been …

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2022 Women in the Workplace Report | Lean In and McKinsey & Company

Workforce Trends

Here is the new 2022 Women in the Workplace report by Lean In and McKinsey & Company.  This is the eighth consecutive year the report has been produced, and the effort represents the largest study of women in corporate America. While there are too many insights to cover here from this 62-page report, a few …

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Women Are Stalling Out on the Way to the Top | MIT Sloan Management Review

Workforce Trends

Many organizations strive to increase female representation in their executive-level roles. And to assess the progress organizations are making in this endeavor, this article shares findings from an analysis of the career histories and demographics of the executives in the ten highest-ranking jobs in Fortune 100 companies during the past 40 years. Using 1980 as the baseline, a …

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Planning Template for Human Resources Leaders | Gartner

Leadership & Culture

Many leaders promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their organizations. Yet they often struggle to make meaningful progress in DEI. Although there are various reasons DEI efforts lack impact, one fundamental barrier is an unclear DEI strategy, actions, and accountability. This Gartner resource provides CHROs and DEI leaders with a one-page editable template (p.7) …

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The Business Case For Diversity May Be Backfiring, A New Study Shows | Fortune

Leadership & Culture

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives are often presented as part of a business case for why organizations should make DEI a priority. As referenced in this article, 404 of the Fortune 500 companies included the business case for diversity on their corporate website by suggesting that diversity was important because it would contribute to …

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Working Values: How Purpose, Morals, and Meaning Build Stronger Organizations | MIT Sloan Management Review

Leadership & Culture

Many reports indicate workers place increased value on the cultural components of an organization’s employee value proposition (EVP). As leaders create opportunities to enhance and communicate these EVP components—such as shared purpose, psychological safety, and DEI, this special 26-page summer edition of MIT Sloan Management Review includes a collection of four articles containing ideas. The four …

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6 Articles on Shared Purpose | Gartner’s April HR Leaders Monthly

Leadership & Culture

Many people have reflected on their purpose in life during the past two years of the pandemic. And while there are many definitions of purpose, a McKinsey article describes it as an enduring, overarching sense of what matters in a person’s life; people experience purposefulness when striving toward something significant and meaningful to them. With many workers wanting to …

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Workforce Diversity Data Disclosure | Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

Workforce Trends

With diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) a priority for many organizations, internal and external stakeholders of these firms are increasingly looking for signs of meaningful progress in DEI efforts. And although many firms have evolved their DEI initiatives from diversity to encompass inclusion and equity, disclosing workforce demographics is still a fundamental component of DEI. This article addresses if and how …

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Reinventing Gender Diversity Programs for a Post-Pandemic World | BCG

Leadership & Culture

I have posted extensively over the past two years about the pandemic’s impact on various worker segments, including women in the workplace. One post that received much attention is LeanIn.org’s 2021 Women in the Workplace Report—a report produced annually since 2015 and the most extensive study on the state of women in corporate America. The 2021 …

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