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According to Atlassian’s 2018 State of Diversity report, employees were 50% less likely to participate in diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives than they were the previous year. “Diversity fatigue,” or exhaustion from discussions around diversity and inclusion, is a very real issue at many companies. At Peoplism (we’re a D&I+ consulting firm), we see many organizations where employee and executive interest around D&I is starting to fizzle out.
People feel discouraged and disillusioned that progress is possible, so they give up trying to make any. And when companies and employees give up, quite predictably, progress