Many organizations are having an identity crisis and don’t even know it.
The tell-tale signs:
You say you’re committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, but everyone in your organization isn’t on the same page about what that means. Which in turn means your policies, cultures and current demographics don’t reflect your stated commitment.
You’re confused about your role in dismantling systems of oppression and what that means for each individual staff member.
You don’t want to do harm, but can’t seem to figure out how not to. Burnout, turnover, and low morale are the norm.
You are constantly grappling with questions of “who are we?”, “who are we accountable to?” and “who is valued in our culture?”
Ultimately, these signs point to a need to radically transform your core identity, and intentionally develop a new one that works for all people. Luckily, I have experience walking alongside organizations as they begin their journey. Some core components of that journey include:
Assessment: name where the organization is and strategize about the future. Where can we start and focus on?
Collective Momentum: foundation and level-setting. How can we move together as an organization, knowing everyone is at different places on their journeys?
Integration: practice on a small scale sets a pattern for the larger system. How do we cultivate communities of practice, internal and external to our organization?
Align/Refine: scale our learnings and integrate feedback. How we do maintain accountability to the identity we’ve constructed?
Every journey is unique. And adaptive. And it takes time. And work, on a personal and organizational level.
As we shift your culture, we may be diving deeply into one (or a few) of these areas/tools ——————>
Click here for a sample DEI Strategic Plan Report - this report was created by an organization I supported after spending one year together.
If this seems like something your organization needs, or you have even more questions than when you started reading (yay!), click below to get in touch so we can talk.
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