Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) Infrastructure serves as the glue holding together the various aspects of an organization’s DEI journey and strategy – from leaders to processes to the tools you use. Having a weak DEI Infrastructure is a core reason many organizations struggle to sustain lasting change and progress toward DEI. Without clarity on roles and responsibilities for DEI or a method of progress monitoring and course correction, organizations may find themselves investing resources with limited and disjointed results.
This how-to guide will help you answer the key questions for creating or changing your company’s DEI infrastructure to better support your aspirations, strategy, ways of working and culture – to make them stick.
The Journey to Build DEI Infrastructure
Building your company’s DEI infrastructure is a multi-step process that includes:
- Choosing a governance structure
- Setting up the structure
- Getting people involved
- Assessing internal challenges
- Refining the structure
- Defining metrics
- Establishing rewards
- Continuously improving