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Investigate

Determine your strengths and your areas of opportunity when it comes to creating more inclusive and equitable work environments so you can better plan for success. 

Finding a place to start. 

Quantifying needs and clearly articulating necessary changes can be a complex endeavor.  By helping you identify specific areas of challenge in your organization, we lay the foundation for tailored strategies to more effectively address these critical needs. Whether you've conducted extensive equity audits in the past or are embarking on this journey for the first time, we can help you better understand where to start.

Our team can either build off of existing data and reports or help you design a process to collect the information you need, designing or recommending the most appropriate assessment tools to pinpoint target areas and craft strategic goals for fostering a culture of change within your organization. Following our initial client intake, we may propose utilizing a range of assessment tools to delve deeper into your organization's challenges, ensuring that our interventions are both precise and impactful.

Internal Assessment

For organizations as the beginning of their culture change journey, we recommend all of the following components of our internal equity assessment process, but we can also build off of work you have already started. 

Demographics Analysis

We can help you to understand the diversity of your organization, including aspects of race, gender, ability, religion, orientation, and language as well as other dimensions.  We discuss how to set up to track trends of demographics across department, location, and hierarchy across time.

Policy

Analysis

Review of hiring, onboarding, exiting processes,  functionality and use of feedback mechanisms, decision-making processes, and professional development and promotional practices to make sure your organization operates equitably.

Culture Analysis

Our custom-built survey with an aggregated report highlights the areas of strength and opportunities to improve in the 5 key culture domains. Take advantage of having a customizable tool to really get at the questions you need answered. 

Qualitative Engagement

We are dedicated to amplifying stakeholder voices, fostering inclusive dialogue through live discussions with individuals throughout an organization. Our qualitative reporting captures the rich experiences and perspectives of those both impacting and impacted by organizational policies, practices, and procedures. This approach proves especially valuable in addressing accessibility and cross-cultural concerns, providing actionable insights for meaningful change.

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Organizational Culture Map (OCM)

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Process

The Organizational Culture Map assesses your workplace culture the five characteristics of optimal culture. We are looking to understand the extent to which employees feel able to raise and discuss challenges and make the changes needed to foster more inclusive and equitable practices.

Unlike compliance audits, our process focuses on the extent to which inclusion and equity practices exist from an HR perspective. The report generated provides leadership with key indicators of strengths and opportunities for creating more inclusive policies and intervention strategies.

Our five characteristics are each intrinsically tied to improving the sense of psychological safety, which is how employees perceive their ability to take interpersonal risks with one another. This in turn is what creates an organization’s ability to hear constructive feedback and make the changes needed to truly further equity and inclusion.

For more information about what an internal equity assessment could look like for your organization, download our OCM Guide. 

Strategic Planning

All organizational and departmental plans should be designed with clear goals, outcomes and measures.  We frequently work with executive leadership teams and DEI committees to help them establish a clear path forward, measurable timelines and benchmarks, and ensure that the decision-making process is collaborative and equitable.  

 

We provide strategic planning and design for newly created projects or programs within an organization, tailored to your mission, organizational capacity, funding requirements, and core competencies.

Consensus- Building
Facilitation

Get essential buy-in through expertly-led consensus building facilitation that is designed to help all stakeholders voice their perspectives and come to a shared vision for the next steps. 

Strategic Retreats

Plan for success with a meaningful well-executed retreat. Walk away with immediate next goals and a roadmap to success. 

Project Management
 Design & Development

Now it's time to make sure your systems are built out in clear, organized steps so that every employee knows what's expected of them and how they fit in to the overall initiative. 

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Creating a Roadmap

We can work with your executive leadership, a high-functioning committee, or your Board of Directors to figure out the next steps for infusing equity and inclusion more deeply into your organization. Set short term and long term goals and plan how to roll out your initiative in phases, with clear timely objectives and accountability structures in place. 

​"AN EMPOWERED ORGANIZATION IS ONE IN WHICH INDIVIDUALS HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, DESIRE, AND OPPORTUNITY TO PERSONALLY SUCCEED IN A WAY THAT LEADS TO COLLECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS."

STEPHEN COVEY, AUTHOR OF "THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE"

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