The Why: A Compelling Case for Change
Despite the fact that many organizations acknowledge the business case for DEI and embrace the necessity for change, many are pursuing planned interventions that have little impact on the key elements of their DEI objectives because the interventions are not grounded in empirical evidence or data.
The How: The Spectra Diversity Inclusion Assessment and Process
Organizations now have the opportunity to base DEI interventions on an evidence-based methodology, that has been fully tested and scientifically validated.
In collaboration with Aephoria, Fénix Leadership & Development is offering the Spectra Diversity Inclusion Assessment in the United States. The Spectra Diversity Inclusion Assessment is an evidence-based measurement of Diversity and Inclusion practices and culture, grounded in the behavioral and cognitive sciences, that enables organizations to measure D&I and then use the insights gained to realize their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals:
The Spectra Diversity Inclusion Assessment is survey-based, easy to use, and can be completed in 10 minutes.
6 Phases of The InclusionIndex Assessment and Change Process
Guided by key indicators of inclusion, we collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to create a visual and narrative summary report of the data. We collaborate with you in identifying areas of strength and challenges and co-design a strategic plan for development and change that is contextual, responsive, and actionable. Through the interventions and initiatives in the plan, we support you as you move through a process of learning, exploration, development and transformation, in order to realize your DEI goals. Throughout this process, we draw on advanced knowledge in the natural, behavioral and cognitive sciences. Our goal is to help you emerge as a more diverse, inclusive and resilient organization.
Through conversations, presentations, and interviews with stakeholders, we work to expand the leadership’s awareness of and commitment to DEI. At this stage we also customize the survey to meet your specific needs and collaborate with you to develop a communications strategy to engage employees to prepare them for the survey deployment.
We use the InclusionIndex to gather data about your organizational culture, policies, and practices and to identify strengths and challenges, in broad strokes and granular detail, across the organization, reporting early warning signals in critical areas. This is followed by qualitative focus groups and select interviews to contextualize the data.
Data is stored on an encrypted database (RSA encryption), with a secure firewall and the data sit on a virtual private cloud. Data is cut by countries, divisions and departments as stipulated by the client. Limitless data cuts are possible, with commentary
and focused analysis provided by gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, religion, level of seniority/ job role, age, length of service, countryand department. Scores can then be used to benchmark levels of inclusion, either against other industry players, or against organizations from different
We support leadership in making sense of the results and collaborate in setting goals, based on the insights gained, in the context of the organization’s mission and strategic objectives. We co-design a strategic plan, including a cohesive map of interventions and related activities to catalyze learning and shift the culture and practices to reach organizational goals. (All recommendations are grounded in organizational science, social psychology, learning theory, adult
learning, and cognitive science.)
We help to implement the strategic plan, which may include individual & team coaching, workshops, awareness- building activities, retreats, and/or review of policies. Throughout the implementation phase, the objective is to develop the capabilities required and to maintain an organizational scaffolding to encourage learning, innovation, and the shifts in mind-set and behavior to catalyze the changes you want to see.
Leading inclusively is both part of the process and the desired outcome. We continue to support the development of individual and collective leadership and management capacity across the whole organization.