Join Catherine Mattice Zundel for an in-depth discussion in this video Implementing a corporate policy, part of Managing Diversity.
- So what does the diversity and inclusion policy look like…at your company?…It probably sounds something like this.…We are committed to fostering a culture of diversity…and inclusion.…This sounds nice, but what does this really mean for…you and your co workers?…What's your connection to it?…Before we get too far let's first understand what a…diversity and inclusion policy should be.…A D&I policy outlines a company's commitment to…a culture of diversity and inclusion.…It provides information on general company practices…and defines the responsibility all employees and…leaders have in treating each other with respect…and dignity.…
As you think about creating or updating you own D&I policy…I want you to do something crazy.…Ask you employees to help you create the policy.…You're likely to get much more buy in when a policy's…created by the employees for the employees.…There are five steps to implementing a D&I policy.…First ask your employees how they would like to be…treated by their peers and managers.…Depending on how small or large your organization is…
She outlines a process for creating a strategic plan and benchmarks for success. To bring your plan to life, she provides tips for implementing a diversity policy, recruiting and hiring, and asking diversity-related questions during interviews. (Compliance issues are also discussed along the way.) Catherine also explains how to integrate diversity within the performance management processes, including measuring employees on their ability to work well with others and measuring managers on their ability to drive and implement diversity initiatives.
Last, she covers "people practices," such as improving communication through open-door policies and ensuring work-life balance accommodates employees' lives and family responsibilities. When you're faced with organizational challenges, such as resistance to change, prejudice, or fear, Catherine provides tools to address them head-on.
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