Assess Start with an Organizational Assessment to determine strengths and weaknesses.
- Conduct employee surveys, interviews, or focus groups to gain continuous feedback on organizational culture.
- Analyze internal and external demographics
- Review organizational practices, policies, and procedures to determine whether changes are required (SHRM, 2020).
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Educate To learn what’s going on in the industry as a whole, a good place to start is to review the LeadingAge Research on DEI.
During 2021, the LeadingAge Long-term Services and Supports (LTSS) Center engaged in a series of research studies focused on supporting a key LeadingAge strategy: to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the LTSS workplace. The research was designed to help LeadingAge and its member organizations expand their racial and ethnic diversity, particularly among mid-level and senior leadership teams and boards of directors.
Four research reports including a summary report, a Review of the Literature, Perspectives of LeadingAge Members and Perspectives of Leaders of Color are a good place to start to educate yourself on what’s going on in the industry as a whole. View it here.