Why the need for Coaching for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) ?
DEI stands for diversity, equity and inclusion. Diversity is the presence of differences within a given setting. Equity is the process of ensuring that processes and programs are impartial, fair and provide equal possible outcomes for every individual. Inclusion is the practice of ensuring that people feel a sense of belonging in the workplace.
It’s easy to get more connected in today’s rapidly changing world, but somehow the more interconnected we seem to get, the more polarized or segmented our communities seem to become. While companies are adopting policies that include the ‘DEI’ buzzword, it’s crucial that diversity, equity and inclusion are actually practiced and presenced in the workplace.
For senior and people leaders, understanding how all people can feel a sense of belonging and interact
productively can be a tremendous undertaking.
- The challenges that diversity brings:
- Communication issues
- Cultural misunderstandings
- Slower decision making
- Unhappiness and disengagement
- Negative or toxic team culture due to oppression and conflicts
- Psychological safety challenges
- Misalignment in teams, lowering collaboration and productivity
There might also be other challenges unique to your team that you’re facing.
Here is where DEI Coaching comes in.
DEI coaching takes leadership to a new level.
The difference between executive coaching and DEI coaching is that in DEI coaching, emphasis on DEI
takes center stage in the leader’s mindset and professional development.