In inclusive environments, individual differences are viewed as assets and diversity is leveraged so that everyone feels supported and can do their best work (Pless & Maak, 2004). The experience of inclusion is comprised of various components such as (Ferdman et al., 2010):
One method for understanding the impact of your DE&I efforts is to check in with employees on their perceptions of the components listed above. Can they be their authentic selves? Are their thoughts welcomed and valued? The answers to these questions will help you gather a baseline for DE&I perceptions, how they differ by demographic groups, and where to focus.
To measure employee perceptions of DE&I in an organization, Newmeasures takes two broad approaches:
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