This report excerpt is part of our monthly Remesh Live! series, where 100+ individuals participate in a Remesh conversation and share their thoughts on a range of topics from meal kit preferences to international healthcare, and more!
In February, we held a live Remesh conversation with 100 professionals to understand what they had to say about:
What defines diversity and inclusion
Insights into their organization's environment
The metrics for D&I measurement within a company
Here are 3 key findings from that conversation.
Most employees believe diversity and inclusion are important for organizations.
77% of participants believed that organizations benefit from hearing different points of view from their employees, and the diverse points of view can lead to better products and services for customers.
Participants also believed that diverse and inclusive organizations can experience better productivity, smoother workflows, improved decision-making, and higher overall morale.
Very few companies have formal training or programming related to diversity and inclusion
Despite the perceived importance, most participants indicated that their company does not have formal training or programs related to diversity and inclusion. However the majority have informal programs and work to include this area as part of the company culture. While nearly half of participants are in companies doing very well at making employees feel welcome, most indicated that there was definitely room for improvement.
Employees would like to see diversity at all levels within the organization.
Participants indicated that they believed management should lead by example when it came to diversity and inclusion policies, and try new approaches.
Participants also mentioned they wanted greater transparency in the implementation of practices and more policies in place to prevent discrimination.