Top DEI Challenges in a Remote Work Environment

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In March of 2020, COVID-19 forced millions of employees to shift to a 100% remote working setup. It complicated so many things in the corporate world including what was already a major challenge for many companies: cultivating and managing DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) in the workplace.

DEI is important for organizations with workers from all types of backgrounds. Employees need to feel valued and affirmed, and companies should espouse those values by exploring and honoring differences.

Top challenges of DEI in a remote work environment:

    • Fewer organic interactions can make it difficult to establishing strong relationships in the workplace
    • Working remotely results in a prioritization of harmony and avoidance of difficult conversations.
    • Organizations tend to recruit those who have a dedicated workspace, high-speed internet, and those who can troubleshoot technology.
    • Less collaboration can lead to a competitive environment between workers
    • Working remotely could lead to an unfair distribution of responsibilities to more connected employees

Achieving an inclusive environment doesn’t just happen, it requires sustained effort. Through both systemic efforts and by the behavior of individuals who make conscious inclusion a daily practice. So what should organizations do to accelerate DEI efforts in a remote working environment? 

You’ll have to tune into our Spotlight on Human Capital to hear what Karine recommends as top strategies for ensuring your DEI efforts succeed in a remote or hybrid working environment.

Save your spot today for our Ascent Spotlight on Human Capital event on August 5th.

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