Diversity and inclusion at the workplace are now CEO-level issues
Digital organizations of today, which operates as a network of teams, thrives on empowerment, open dialogue, and inclusive working styles.
Placing diversity and inclusion initiatives as an integrated part of company strategy and talent life cycle helps enhance employee engagement, improve brand and helps drive performance. Having diversity as a "check the box" initiative owned by HR is no longer viable in today's modern organization. CEOs must take ownership and drive accountability among leaders at all levels to close the gap between what is said and actual impact.
In the study 2017 Global Human Capital Trends by Deloitte, the proportion of executives who cited inclusion as a top priority has risen by 32 percent compared with our 2014 survey. 69 percent of executives' rate diversity and inclusion an important issue. Thirty-eight percent of executives report that the primary sponsor of the company's diversity and inclusion efforts is the CEO.
You can read the report in its entirety here