Are Companies Quiet Quitting DEI?

Headlines may lead one to believe that companies are quiet quitting their DEI efforts, but new study tells a different story

You may have seen recent headlines like these, causing you to think that support for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is dwindling:

And if your organization was not serious about DEI before 2020, they may have paused efforts, citing backlash around recent news stories such as these:

Despite what these stories suggest, in reality DEI is growing. According to a new Littler study:

  • More than half of U.S. executives say their organizations have expanded their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies over the past year despite an increased backlash against broader diversity initiatives.
  • Fifty-seven percent of C-suite executives in the U.S. said they had grown their diversity commitments over the past 12 months, even as 59% reported growing opposition to diversity programs in the U.S. following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to roll back affirmative-action college admissions policies last June.
  • Ninety-one percent of C-suite leaders say the SCOTUS rulings have not lessened their prioritization of DEI.

Why the disconnect between the news cycle and reality?

Negativity bias. Humans are wired to………..

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