The Impact Seat Framework Creates a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy in 1-2-3

Plenty of data show that diverse teams produce better results for companies. Paradoxically, few companies actually develop a full diversity and inclusion strategy to capitalize on this opportunity. What ends up happening is a bunch of disparate activity disconnected from the company's overall strategy. At The Impact Seat, we created a process to fix this.

We examined the diversity and inclusion efforts of over 150 large, multinational companies. Then we created a framework to map out a company's activity and
align this activity with strategic goals.

Step One: Identify the activity

This initial step is often the most challenging because few companies actually know all of their diversity and inclusion activities. This happens because so often these activities are volunteer-based, uncompensated and not measured. Plus many activities take place outside of regular business activity. We uncover the activity at your company in a series of short interviews. We created a catalogue of activities, and this allows us to collect information quickly.

Step Two: Map out what's going on

Comparing your company's activity against our framework, we can see which areas have been the focus for your company and which areas might be a target of opportunity.

Step Three: Pull it together for a strategy

Without an overarching diversity and inclusion strategy that works with business goals, all this activity is just taking energy and not working toward results. Companies need to complement their business strategy with a diversity and inclusion strategy. Otherwise, your company won't achieve the desired outcomes.

How do we do this?

At The Impact Seat, we're good at uncovering what companies are doing and pulling together a strategy. Our backgrounds are as PhD in Strategy as well as a long-time management consultant. So, we know what companies need to move things forward.

Our experienced team has done hundreds of strategy projects for companies of all sizes from family-run companies, venture-backed startups to publicly-traded companies. When your company sees the big picture on inclusion, you'll start to achieve the results you want. Be in touch:

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