Industry split over progress on diversity and inclusion

Industry split over progress on diversity and inclusion

With the responses of more than 200 participants now in, it appears feelings are split, suggesting there’s a divide – of experience and of perception – between different members of the industry.
To start, a small majority of respondents (52%) believe the industry as a whole has made attempts to address systemic racism or other issues related to diversity and inclusion within the last year (17% are unsure). That’s much lower than the 86% of participants who say their company or company leadership have expressed the need to address the issue over the same period.
When it comes to the industry’s response, survey respondents are evenly split between those who are satisfied (39%) and those who are dissatisfied (39%) with the progress that has been made. Within each of those groups, only a small percentage feel strongly about their position, describing themselves as either very satisfied (6%) or very dissatisfied (8%).
However, respondents’ outlooks are more positive than negative when considering the efforts of their own organizations, with 68% feeling satisfied and only 22% feeling dissatisfied – which suggests employees may be unaware of the positive actions being taken within other organizations.

Report on D&I within Canadian media industry.

https://mediaincanada.com/2021/05/26/industry-split-over-progress-on-diversity-and-inclusion/

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