Diversity Impact Model™
The impact model is a lens for studying how a diversity intervention works in an organization. It is based on years of research interviewing executives about the key outcomes they are seeking from diversity programs, learning from prior competitions and work from a long-term research study conducted by Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne. Her research has been done with employees in hundreds of companies around the world.
The model focuses on the domain areas where executives are seeking improvement (talent management, culture and vitality, which focuses on forward movement, momentum, improvement and growth). These outcomes are then considered from three perspectives, having a positive impact on individuals (employees, sponsors, ERG members, etc.), the organization overall (or organizational unit) and external stakeholders (customers, vendors, community)
By integrating the extensive years of experience from prior competitions with a scientifically validated model, the new awards program will provide all participants with a more robust data-driven experience and outcomes that they can share with senior executives and ERG members. Additionally, the new awards program moves from 25 awards to a total of 45 awards, providing additional learning, examples and opportunities.
CULTURE OF INCLUSION
Actions and processes that exhibit an environment that is inclusive, maintaining an environment where employees of all backgrounds feel they belong, and exhibiting an atmosphere for employees to be active allies of under-represented groups. Leadership at all levels support a culture of inclusion.
MEASURABLE ORGANIZATION OUTCOMES
Actions and initiatives that support a high-performance organization, Improving bottom-line outcomes such as sales, profit and growth, effectively using ERG budgets to deliver positive results for the organization, measuring and publishing the financial return on the activities our ERG conducted during the year.
IMPROVING CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS
Initiating improvement and suggestions to maintain and enhance the way the customer thinks about our organization, initiate and drive positive customer relationships, and support stronger positive connections to the customer.
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