diversity and inclusion task force

How a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Can Support Long Term Cultural Change

Now that you completed diversity and inclusion training, you are probably wondering what to do next. You know your employees learned a lot during their training. As a result, you likely already see many significant benefits in their behavior, both individually and as a team. You’re aware of how these changes will benefit your organization in a variety of long-term ways, including improved problem solving  and increased innovation

How do you ensure that this positive transformation is not just temporary? Unfortunately, many organizations start with high expectations of change, only to fall back into old habits or a less than ideal work culture. Small changes today can make for long-term cultural change in the workplace – but those changes need a support system to stay sustainable. Investing in that support system can ensure your commitment to diversity and inclusion stay strong.

Develop a Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

One significant and effective next step on a diversity and inclusion journey is to create and implement a diversity and inclusion task force. Note: other common names include diversity and inclusion committee and diversity and inclusion council. It is crucial to your company’s success to not only hold regularly scheduled training but to commit to the consistent evaluation and improvement in your company culture. To do this, establish a committee that will focus on the development of long-term, sustainable change in the workplace environment. Persistence in this course of action will guarantee your company maintains an enduring culture of innovation, collaboration, and creative problem-solving.

To aid your company in the creation and continued effectiveness of a task force, MindSpring has created a custom-designed handbook as a guide. This handbook clearly outlines will provide knowledge and statistics and in-depth action plan that can be implemented over the course of between six and twelve months. The handbook will support the task force  and will help navigate practical concerns that may arise. It covers the best practices for forming a task force, as well as offering guidance on management and administration, including standard processes handled by human resources departments.

Define Diversity and Inclusion Success with a Detailed Methodology

To ensure continued progress, your company must determine a means of measuring success. The best method for doing this is through detailed goal setting which is a key component to being set up for success. Recognition of how and when the task force reaches these goals will boost morale and further encourage engagement and excitement.

Mentorship is another fundamental component of a diversity and inclusion task force. It is a well-established fact that people learn best and more accurately remember information when they receive proper mentoring from an expert. We can help you support your team members by demonstrating the most effective ways to provide mentorship.

Discover the Keys to Workplace Inclusion with MindSpring

Give your employees the keys to success by promoting diversity and inclusion in your workplace. Developing a strategically designed task force is the most effective method for encouraging continued progress after diversity and inclusion training ends. We have experience working with a range of organizations, so you can be assured that our program will be customized to suit your specific needs. Contact MindSpring Metro DC today to learn how we can help you!

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