Implementing best practices and removing systemic and behavioral obstacles to diversity and inclusion can be difficult. When trying to integrate DEI into systems, policies, processes, and measures organisations are often met by:
DEI training is an important part of any DEI strategy, but not enough on its own. Research demonstrates that in isolation, training has limited long term effectiveness. It can ignore the incentives, power dynamics and policies that perpetuate inequity and may even encourage biased behaviours, and place too much emphasis on personal responsibility without acknowledging what is outside the control of individual employees.
Ensuring all your systems, structures and processes promote inclusive behaviour and outcomes, and are free from inadvertent biases and blind spots -This requires a concerted and collaborative change process along with specific knowledge and guidance of innovative best practices – typically not the scope of a DEI training program.
For the last 20 years, Symmetra has been offering its clients comprehensive analyses of their organisational ecosystem and the key touchpoints in their employees’ lifecycles that may be create inequity. Our experts in DEI and organisational development provide proven solutions that address all aspects of the employee experience and helps to build effective strategies that lead to lasting change and real outcomes.