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How to Practice DIY DE&I

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I or DEI) is an important business initiative of recent years. But a 2021 report by the Society for Human Resource Management, which surveyed 804 human resource professionals, suggests the acronym might more appropriately spell “die.” That’s because “[r]oughly 80% of companies are just going through the motions and not holding themselves accountable” for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Moreover, “Organizations tend to resort to legacy tactics of bias training, diversity recruiting, and programs that sometimes backfire and contribute to more division than unity,” the report found.

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