Avoid These 8 Common Mistakes When Creating A D&I Policy

Many organizations are looking inside their own walls following protests against police brutality and racism across the country. Creating an effective policy, however, isn’t simple, says Michael Bach, author of Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right. “D&I, when it’s done effectively, isn’t a program, but a shift in how organizations operate,” he says. “It’s accepting that things like privilege and bias exist and many of us bring those things to work with us every day with no understanding that they’re happening. We don’t know what we don’t know, and it’s simplistic to think we can fix things quickly with little effort.” If you’re creating a D&I policy or updating the one your company already has in place, you can work toward creating a workplace that welcomes and engages everyone by avoiding these eight mistakes. Read more at Fast Company.