How relevant is the work of diversity and inclusion in this upside-down world where most assumptions of what works and why have been rendered inoperative?
We have many reasons to worry. Many diversity and inclusion best-practice “givens” once seemed as solid as Lehman Brothers, AIG, and a soaring retirement nest egg. Now, they too are poised to disappear at worst or lose altitude at best. But I believe that rather than a total wipeout, the breakdown of the old financial, political, and cultural order and the rise of the new mean a greater—not lesser—urgency for diversity and inclusion.
In this time of reckoning for so many industries and institutions, we must take stock of diversity and inclusion work. One thing is for sure: Conventional diversity and inclusion wisdom will no longer be sufficient, as the new global order demands new thinking and a wrenching self-examination of diversity and inclusion work.
Click Follow to receive emails when this author adds content on Bublish