If your company is serious about improving workplace equity and inclusion, you’ll have to do more than talk about it, donate to non-profits and hire consultants. You will need to change the way your organization thinks and acts. Real change requires 4 key elements.
- Define the change in terms that your organization can understand
- Explain why the change is important so employees are willing to buy-in and support the change
- Link the change to people in a way that creates ownership
- Facilitate implementation through incentives and reinforcement
These four elements make up the basic recipe for successful change. Anything less and you’re just talking a good line and going through the motions. So how do you get started?
Creating a Line-of-Site Map for your Diversity and Inclusion goals can accelerate your journey to achieving a more diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. A Line-of-Site Map connects your goal to a common purpose, creates a mental picture of what the future/destination will look like, facilitates employee connection & ownership of actions and identifies the “Motive Force” to drive change. The process of creating the map answers 4 key questions about your goal:
- Purpose: Why is your goal important?
- Destination: What does success look like?
- Connection: How can each employee contribute to success?
- Motive Force: What’s the reward? (WIFM)
The combination and synergy between these four elements serves as a strong catalyst for achieving sustainable change and provides leaders and employees with a clear Line-of-Site to the future.
Is your organization ready to achieve real change? It’s time to stop talking and start doing. Because if nothing changes, nothing changes.