Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is trending. Heads of talent recently surveyed by Gartner selected D&I as the CEO’s No. 1 talent priority right now. While culture is the most cited talent management issue on earnings calls with investors, mentions of D&I have risen by 17% since 2011 as executives increasingly recognize its close alignment with the overall success of a business.
Inclusion is a discrete piece of the culture and performance puzzle that not every organization tackles explicitly. And in the age of digitalization, when innovation and collaboration are paramount, a lack of inclusivity will directly hurt business performance.