What is Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEI)?
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are the concepts that work together to boost team dynamics, productivity, and innovation within an organization or group. Focusing on DEI ensures that each team member has equal opportunities to do their best work and feels valued.
Here’s a breakdown of each concept:
- Diversity refers to the demographics of your workplace, which includes ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, military/veteran status, location, nationality, disability status, skills, and many other factors.
- Equity gives each employee fair and equal access, opportunities, and advancements, regardless of their diversity background. Equity means that each team member has the proper resources to do their job, with equal opportunity.
- Inclusion ensures everyone on the team is treated fairly and respectfully, despite differences. Inclusion is about how employees interact. Are their ideas well-received? Are colleagues uplifting? Do employees offer each other constructive feedback?