How Companies Should Set — and Report — DEI Goals
In an effort to improve diversity in the workplace, many companies are now setting diversity goals and posting progress reports. This is a promising move, but for it to be effective, companies have to do it right. Their goals and reports need be detailed to create transparency; they need to be shared with insiders and the public to induce accountability; and they need to be accompanied by action plans to promote change. The authors discuss research showing that when companies have followed these principles, they’ve seen notable increases in women and people of color in management — and the authors suggest that the same can be done for members of other marginalized groups if companies expand their goal-setting and reporting.