Traditional demographic categories have two unintended consequences: they fuel divisiveness in the workplace, and they overlook large groups of workers who could benefit from DEI in the workplace because of their lack of awareness. Leaders can't expect a system designed for yesterday's homogeneous workforce to work for today's diverse workforce. To achieve a significant shift in DEI, companies must approach the issue from a completely new angle.
About the Author
Jim Woods is the President and CEO of Woods Kovalova Group, and head of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice. He works with senior executives and leadership teams to create a significant and sustainable impact in DE&I. He is a grandfather of four and is happily married to his partner Lucy Kovalova-Woods. Education: Capella University, MS in Organizational Development and Human Resources