Global diversity and inclusion survey
PwC’s multi-year, global, cross-industry survey explores what diversity & inclusion (D&I) programmes organisations have in place, and their impact on employee experience.
As employees, customers, and investors increasingly demand that the organisations they do business with model values of equity and inclusion, organisations are investing at unprecedented rates in D&I programmes, with 75% now saying it is a value or priority. In doing so, they hope to not only drive higher engagement with these stakeholders, but enhance financial performance and enable innovation.
Yet, despite this heightened commitment, organisations still have progress to make in designing and executing D&I programmes that meet these objectives, with about a third of respondents indicating that they still view diversity as a barrier to progression at their organisations. Similarly, only 4% of organisations are succeeding in key dimensions of successful D&I programming. So what’s causing this disconnect?
One reason to account for this dissonance between what organisations are doing versus employee perception is that organisations are failing to empower their leaders on topics of D&I. Against our maturity model, 80% of leadership engagement on D&I remains at the basic or emerging levels. We also find that only 25% of organisations have D&I goals for leaders and only 17% have a C-Suite level diversity role in place while nearly 31% still have no D&I leader.
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