Truliant has been intentionally developing its diversity, inclusion and equity practices for several years. Here’s some initial advice for executives who are thinking about starting a diversity program:
- Be courageous.
- Be curious.
- Be humble.
- Be a student.
It’s important to have a thirst for understanding and appreciating the life knowledge each employee brings to the workplace. If you embrace this approach, you’ll find it easier to have authentic conversations with your employees. It will enable you to better understand their thoughts, ideas and actions.
In the early stages of a DEI program, education is paramount. We want to provide a common understanding of our goals—from the impact on member-owners, to professional development and advancement opportunities.
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