Business-Aligned® D&I Strategies to Grow Your Organization
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies that focus intently on business growth will be relevant to and engage a CEO and senior leadership team. Such a strategy will be a key element of the organization's business plans.
Designing such a strategy requires starting from the organization's key business objectives. These are the goals by which the CEO and senior leadership are measured. The strategy will help achieve specific changes in the workforce and workplace that are needed to grow the business.
These strategies will be designed to:
- Directly align with and help achieve key business strategies and plans.
- Measure progress in ways that the CEO agrees are important to the business.
- Have the full active and sustained support and engagement of the CEO and senior executive team.
- Takes account of your company’s organizational culture and readiness and capacity for change.
We at MDB Group call this Business-Aligned® D&I strategic planning. This scalable framework may be used efficiently and successfully to design entire strategies as well as more-specific plans such as recruiting strategies, training, or other implementation plans.
Whether you need a complete diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence strategy / solution designed to your unique needs or assistance on a specific project, MDB Group provides the expertise, integrity, and results you deserve.
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Employee Network or Affinity Groups
Corporate or Organization Reputation
Diversity Websites and Tools
Vulnerability and Risk Assessments
Four-Part Learning Series about MDB Group's Business-Aligned D&I Planning Framework
D&I Article: Designing Accountability Into a Business-Aligned D&I Strategy
D&I Article: The Business-Aligned D&I Strategy
Download a copy of our one-page D&I Application Note Grow Your Organization through Business-Aligned® Diversity and Inclusion Planning in PDF format for ease of reference and to share with your colleagues.
Attaining Productivity, Innovation, and all The PICAS Factors© through Inclusion and Intercultural Expertise
Almost all organizations say they want a more-inclusive workplace. Some can define what this looks like. Very few organizations achieve anything close to “full inclusion". Why? It takes a change in mindset about inclusion.
All organizations have a goal of sustained business growth. Each has its own definition. Nonetheless, applying a workforce and workplace lens to business growth identifies a common denominator. As this figure below shows, invariably some unique mix of The PICAS Factors© (Productivity, Innovation, Creativity, Agility, and Safety) is needed to grow the business. Inclusion is about achieving a workplace in which The PICAS factors may be realized.
Full inclusion requires cultural and behavioral change from the CEO to the newest employee.
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Diversity Recruiting: A Holistic, Systems Approach
Diversity recruiting is typically a key component of plans to increase workforce productivity, innovation, and creativity in support of organization growth. The first step is to assess the current situation and determine what changes will best meet your business needs. A holistic approach will include the entire sourcing and selection process including the training and tools provided to the people doing the work.
A frequently-overlooked aspect is the mindset of the involved people regarding diversity and cultural difference. Each step of the process from writing the position description through posting, sourcing, interviewing, selection, onboarding, and retention involves decisions. These need to be inclusive decisions! A constructive mindset with a deep understanding of the nature of diversity and cultural difference and the associated tangible business value is essential for people to make effective decisions.
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D&I Training, Development, and Speakers to Enable and Engage Leaders, Teams, and Entire Organizations
Diversity and inclusion training and development, coaching, and speaking engagements, when well planned and implemented, can enable and engage teams to deliver meaningful business results. Too often, though, they fail to achieve a measurable outcome or to have a meaningful impact on business results.
D&I training is most effective when it is part of a strategy focused on improving business results. The training should achieve certain workforce and workplace changes that it has been determined will help meet the organization's business objectives. The changes might involve developing new knowledge, skills, experiences, or action plans.
MDB Group has special capabilities dedicated to CEOs, senior executives, and Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs) and other D&I practitioners.
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We offer D&I speakers as a key component of our focus on development. We provide keynotes, plenary sessions, executive briefings, and more.
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D&I training and development, coaching, and speaking engagements are always designed to meet your specific business needs. This starts with the up-front planning process we conduct with you.
D&I Articles, Videos, Podcasts, FAQs, and Other Resources
We recommend these diversity and inclusion (D&I) resources for insight and perspective into growing your organization through diversity, inclusion, and intercultural expertise.
MDB Group's D&I Newsletter Blog
MDB Group's D&I Newsletter Archive
MDB Group's perspective about diversity and inclusion
MDB Group diversity and inclusion articles and interviews
MDB Group's D&I Application Notes
Diversity and inclusion FAQs
Diversity and inclusion solution guide
Other D&I resources
About MDB Group
MDB Group Business-Aligned® D&I Solutions
D&I Application Note (PDF): Grow Your Organization through Business-Aligned® D&I Planning
Spotlight on D&I
Business-Aligned® diversity and inclusion are about growing your organization's business success in our increasingly diverse and complex society. Our Business-Aligned D&I planning process applies a workforce and workplace "lens" to your key business objectives, to create the workforce and workplace that will grow your organization and help ensure your sustained business success.
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