OpenSesame DEI Toolkit
A hub of resources and ideas to help you develop more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces
Understanding organizational DEI progress
While every organization is unique, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs can generally be categorized into four levels.
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Level 1: Arising
Your organization is beginning to have awareness of DEI. At this level, organizations should prioritize determining if there are barriers impeding the employment, opportunity or inclusion of individuals from different demographic groups.
Level 2: Reactive
Your organization plays defense, making changes only when made necessary by outside forces. To move beyond this compliance mindset, demonstrate how your DEI strategy can be a competitive advantage.
Level 3: Proactive
Leadership and employees alike are engaged and seek to take advantage of the change happening around them to make a real impact. To elevate your program, think about systematic strategies you can use to improve DEI.
Level 4: Optimizing
Your organization is actively involved in designing a desired future and then investing in strategies to create that future DEI state. You likely already have a comprehensive DEI plan supporting internal and external goals and are committed to continuous improvement.
Authentic and practical DEI conversations
Check out our on-demand series of conversations with DEI thought leaders and practitioners for inspiration to help you develop a more welcoming workforce.
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