It’s been a year of reckoning for individuals and organizational leaders, as they continue to intensify their focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. In a February 2021 Korn Ferry survey, 75% of professionals stated that their company has enhanced DE&I efforts during the last year. However, unfortunately only 19% rank those efforts as very effective.
Of course, the reasons why organizations aren’t as diverse, equitable and inclusive as they would like are as varied as the organizations themselves. But, across the vast spectrum of possible causes, we’ve identified five classic, but often overlooked, mistakes that organizations make when it comes to