What do we mean by DEIB? Is this the missing piece to an engaged workforce?
DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Over that the last couple of years there has been a shift and growing trend from DEI to DEIB.
This is a reflection of the rapid changes we have seen in recent years, resulting in a breakdown of our society's social fabric: being diverse, equitable, and inclusive is not enough.
To create an environment that helps people get the best out of themselves – they also need to feel that they belong
Diversity: Accepting people with a range of social identities (political beliefs, race, culture, sexual orientation, religion, class, and/or gender identity differences, different perspectives, disability).
Equity: The concept of providing fair treatment and opportunities for all.
Inclusion: Implementing systems that ensure all people, regardless of background or social identity, feel involved, valued, respected, and included.
To create an inclusive environment, you need to empower all people and encourage them to feel comfortable being themselves.
Belonging: Belonging is an emergent property of good DEI practice.
Belonging emerges when you nurture a sense of security.
Nurturing a sense of security so that every person feels that they are accepted, supported, and included.
Diversity is being invited to the party; Equity is getting access to the dance floor; Inclusion is being asked to dance; Belonging is dancing like no one is watching or being accepted for not wanting to dance.
DEIB is not a one-time initiative – It's a Journey. A lifetime of educating, listening, and understanding.
DEIB is not a flavor of the month.
It is a philosophy about people, communities, and societies where individuals thrive.
When individuals thrive, communities thrive.
And when communities thrive, societies thrive.
We are a movement of individuals changing how we interact with each other.
We are focused on creating a legacy where the planet emerges as a better place than how we found it.
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