Research Report

Movement or Moment? A Pulse on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace

Is it a movement or a moment? This is the question posed by so many as conversations about race and equality gain momentum, quiet down, and then start up again. For those impacted by it, racism has never ebbed and flowed. It is a constant reality. But in recent months, conversations and requests for education on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) across organizations have intensified.

Discussions about DE&I are happening more and more often in organizations around the world, but especially in the United States. For some, these conversations have highlighted what companies have done to address inclusion. For others, they have accelerated those efforts. And too many have gotten a much-delayed wakeup call that they have both a moral and a business obligation to be a part of education, conversation, and action.

But if this is to be a movement, and not a moment, more work is required. Earlier this year, GP Strategies® reached out to leaders across the globe and asked them and the people they lead how they were feeling and what they were doing to support diversity and inclusion. Several themes came out in the responses, which are captured in this report.

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