Diversity is the presence of differences within a given setting. Equity is the process of ensuring that procedures and programs are fair and provide equal possible outcomes for all individuals. Inclusion is ensuring that people feel a sense of belonging.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is fundamental in creating and maintaining a prosperous and well-balanced work environment, founded on the principle that everyone can thrive personally and professionally. However, before an organization begins implementing DEI principles, it is important to conduct a professional assessment and develop a strategic plan aligned with company goals and the employees’ needs.