How to Be More Inclusive in Your DEI Approach and Avoid Pitfalls

You have been doing your homework. You now have some thoughts on how you might approach DEI for your organization, or to be more focused on the demography of your consumers – you are pulling together your gameplan, but what are the most common mistakes and pitfalls? This section give some strong examples of ideas you should emulate and ideas that perhaps wind up at a dead end. Think critically about how you and your organization arrive at the intended goal.

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The Failure of the DEI-Industrial Complex

Despite the increase in organizations adopting DEI initiatives and the proliferation of DEI firms and practitioners, the big, poorly kept secret is that the majority of these initiatives are less effective than many make them out to be. On the one hand, there is a lack of standards, consistency, and accountability among DEI practitioners. And on the other, organizations keep asking for, and funding, interventions that don’t work. This phenomenon that purports to end inequity but instead sustains it at great cost to marginalized populations is called the DEI-Industrial Complex. To end it, the author, a DEI practitioner, provides four actions for organizations and DEI practitioners to take: 1) Identify DEI challenges before prescribing DEI solutions, 2) find the right specialist(s), 3) measure not only inputs, but outcomes, and 4) have those doing the work inform the budget for it.

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