Driving performance through inclusion
Inclusion is a CEO priority
In 2017, Deloitte reported that over two-thirds (69 percent) of executives rate diversity and inclusion an important issue (up from 59 percent in 2014) and Thirty-eight percent of executives report that the primary sponsor of the company’s diversity efforts is the CEO, but why?
Inclusion is essential for team performance
From a purely business perspective, research demonstrates that inclusive teams perform better. They make better, faster decisions with fewer meetings (Forbes), they are more innovative, engaged and creative in their work (Deloitte) and they produce better financial results (Bain & Co.). Furthermore, companies with inclusive practices generate up to 30% higher revenue per employee than their competitors (Deloitte).