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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are vaulting to the top of the organizational agenda. What are some of the critical success factors for DEI&B in the context of Organizational Talent, Culture, and Transformation?

We connected with experts from multiple disciplines, and, the voices within our team, to highlight some critical success factors to consider.

EMERGING SUCCESS FACTORS TO CONSIDER

LISTENING
Putting DEI&B front and center within your VOE (voice of employee), VOC (voice of client/customer/candidate) ecosystems resulting in benchmarks, insights, perspectives, and trend analysis.

THE MANIFESTO
Having a manifesto that sets the context, clearly articulates the ambition, strategic pillars, from>to, journey map, point of view, commitments, and accountability for DEI&B.

LEADERSHIP
It starts at the top – commitment, composition, communication, and championing.

PURPOSE, VALUES, EVP, COLLECTIVE AMBITION
Directly embedding DEI&B into the fabric of every aspect of your talent + culture narrative.

STORYTELLING
Bringing real stories to life is essential to creating emotional connections with DEI&B. Looking beyond video & podcast… to storytelling as a leadership skill + ritual.

TOTAL REWARDS INTEGRATION
Enhanced programs to address the increase in issues related to mental, physical, and financial well-being along with practical supports like childcare. Pay equity. Incentives & rewards directly linked to DEI&B.

TALENT MANAGEMENT
Having a clearly articulated strategy for operationalizing DEI&B within the talent management process. Anonymization? Ambitious goals? Bias in tools/process?

JOB DESIGN / FUTURE OF WORK
Ensuring that job design, skills mapping, remote work, and other such factors are opening doors for DEI&B vs. creating unintended consequences.

PARTICIPATION
Workforce expectations have shifted with respect to workplace activism, helping set the agenda and drive results. Increased internal + external engagement is critical.

INNOVATION & PERFORMANCE
Drawing the direct connection between diverse + inclusive teams with organizational performance + innovation… Addressing both the ‘why’ – and the ‘how’.

WE ARE MASTER STORYTELLERS. LET US HELP.

We help design, and produce storytelling solutions that support and drive your strategic imperatives

We build storytelling capability tools and supports for internal creators – as well as integrate storytelling content across learning initiatives
We help design effective listening ecosystems to gauge employee engagement and optimize storytelling solutions.

We transform cultures.
We reimagine the employee experience.

Let’s connect your people with purpose

Purpose and values-driven organizations, organizations that have a shared collective ambition – they all consistently outperform those who aren’t motivated by something higher. If you’re ready for a strategically executed culture transformation, then Nexus is here to help.