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Making it Stick: A Guide for Establishing Effective DEI Infrastructure

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  • 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:

    Part 1:

    1. Choosing a governance structure
    2. Setting up the structure
    3. Getting people involved
    4. Assessing internal challenges
    5. Refining the structure

    Part 2:

    1. Defining metrics
    2. Establishing rewards
    3. Continuously improving
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