by Spark Team

People are at the heart of business success. When we add diverse voices, create equitable and inclusive cultures — we are enabling our people to flourish, and in doing so, our businesses will follow suit.

Business leaders are increasingly focused on building diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) across their organizations. Moving the needle requires a strategic plan grounded in data. Data helps identify the gaps and informs the path forward.

To truly disrupt your workforce demographics and culture — you need to innovate. If you follow the same path you’ve always taken, you’re likely to get the same results. In the DE&I space, businesses should assess their current programs and initiatives to ensure they are yielding the intended results.

To disrupt the “that’s the way we’ve always done it” type of thinking — follow the data. Prioritize your focus areas and challenge yourself and your teams to rewrite the script. Be open to having your assumptions disproven and adapt your plan along the way. Find a path forward that connects the data to true progress.

In this Workforce News Minute, ADP Chief Diversity and Talent Officer Bob Lockett share his insights on creating measurable progress in DE&I.

For more insights, register for complimentary attendance at the ADP Inclusion Summit.

Learn More

For tips and tools to help foster diversity, equity and inclusion in your workplace, visit our DE&I content hub.

Launch this podcast anytime: Diversity & inclusion strategies that really work. In recent months, protests have drawn greater attention to inequality in our society and workplaces. In response to calls for change, employers are taking positive steps to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment. In this episode, we’ll talk about practical and effective ways businesses can promote inclusivity with Dianne Greene, VP of Strategy and Operations for ADP®’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

This article originally appeared on SPARK powered by ADP.

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