DIVERSITY STRATEGIC PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION
At WFD we partner with diversity officers to create strategies--built on a foundation of shared values and beliefs--that win top management's highest commitment and drive business results.
WFD builds a diversity strategic plan on six pillars that drive organizational change and align diversity values and beliefs with business goals.
WFD’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Services
WFD’s diversity and inclusion strategy services guide organizations through every step of the strategic process from formulation to implementation.
1. Diversity Analytics
The Business Case Question:
WFD takes a highly collaborative, but hard-nosed, objective, business approach to the development of business cases or rationales for diversity. WFD has found that simply dropping a pile of data on leaders does not create a winning business case argument. Instead, we take a collaborative approach, crafting a business case with you, that draws upon your organization’s own experience and data in combination with arguments drawn from our extensive database of carefully documented business case data points.
The Strategy Planning Question:
WFD brings its wide knowledge of the diversity and inclusion research of what works and what doesn’t together with deep data about your organization. WFD offers off-the-shelf and customized diversity and inclusion work climate and culture surveys and qualitative data gathering to determine the key leverage points to advance your strategy. For organizations that have developed their own data or are “survey weary,” WFD makes sure your data will stand up to top management scrutiny and brings advanced analytical techniques, methods, and presentation graphics to elaborating the meaning of your existing data and linking it to strategic initiatives.
The Outcomes Question:
WFD helps organizations establish strategic objectives with goals, measures, and targets and then cascade those measures throughout the organization to create a diversity accountability system. We design diversity and inclusion strategy scorecards or dashboards that tell you how the diversity and inclusion strategy is progressing and loop back to the planning process to tell your organization what steps to take next. Our scorecards offer a balance of leading and lagging indicators to ensure that your data is predictive of what’s coming and robust about what it has accomplished. It can tie your diversity initiatives to employee engagement measures to determine which of your diversity initiatives are contributing most strongly to employee engagement and on what your diversity strategy should focus that will leverage employee engagement. It can determine the degree to which your diversity and inclusion initiatives are contributing to productivity, job satisfaction, innovation, and a variety of other organizational and business outcomes. Below is a scorecard WFD designed for a federal agency.
2. Committed Leadership
3. Integrative Infrastructure
4. Aligned Culture and Systems
5. Intensive Communication
6. Targeted Diversity Policies & Programs
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