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Diversity & Inclusion Survey Guide

Your step-by-step guide to successfully conducting a D&I Survey. Find out how inclusive your organizational culture is and learn how to gather clear and actionable data for your Diversity & Inclusion initiatives.

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How to Conduct a Diversity & Inclusion Survey

White, heterosexual men are 13% more likely to say that their day-to-day work experience is free of bias compared to employees with diverse backgrounds (Harvard Business Review).

The implication of this research is that your organization may have inclusivity blind spots that affect your employees and your overall business. After all, companies with a diverse workforce are 35% more likely to have better financial returns (McKinsey) and up to 32.2% higher IPO/acquisition success rates (Harvard Business Review).

But how do you determine if action is needed, and how do you plan your next steps?

In this guide, we explain how to conduct a Diversity & Inclusion survey that will grant insight into the inclusivity of your organization. We also explain the difference between diversity and inclusion, and explore the many benefits of building an inclusive organizational culture.

Conducting a D&I Survey in 5 Steps:

  • GET BUY IN
    Make sure that you get the right stakeholders on board with convincing data.
  • CREATE THE SURVEY
    Ask the right questions to get the data you need for an effective D&I strategy.
  • DISTRIBUTE THE SURVEY
    Make sure your data is reliable while avoiding survey fatigue among your employees.
  • ANALYZE THE RESULTS
    Dive into your data to find out where you’re doing well — and where you can improve.
  • FOLLOW UP
    Plan your next steps and effectively communicate them with the organization.

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