Are you interested in a more racially just world? You can start by making the organizations you belong to more diverse and inclusive. Many of us want more diversity, but are unsure how to achieve our goals. Our playbooks were created for this group.
We wrote the playbooks with small to medium organizations in mind (organizations that do not have dedicated staff trained in diversity, equity and inclusion). However, they are designed to be flexible and usable by any organization ready to make change. Many of the principles can be applied to larger organizations, as discussed here.
We encourage you to review the framework, and then work on the tactics that are in our Playbooks 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0. Focus on your progress with Black people, the most marginalized group.
You can learn more about the background of the project here.
The first step to making change is to commit. We crafted The Pledge so that our class, and hopefully alumni of other GSB classes, can publicly commit to advancing racial diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organizations and in our lives.
Join us and sign. View the pledge here.
We have put together Playbooks for organizations that are ready to make meaningful changes to drive diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) in concrete ways. This requires tackling the three pillars below:
The Playbooks are created to meet you where you are as an organization. Read the Playbook Overview first to understand the overall approach and learn which works best for you and your organization. The Playbooks advocate for a comprehensive plan for change. By implementing Playbook 1.0 alone, you will be doing more to promote racial justice, diversity and inclusion than most organizations. To more fully address systemic racism and make lasting change in your organization, Playbooks 2.0 and 3.0 provide more advanced levels of commitment, accountability and actions.
"Most important, we found that the most-diverse enterprises were also the most innovative, as measured by the freshness of their revenue mix." Rocio Lorenzo and Martin Reeves, from How and Where Diversity Drives Financial Performance, Harvard Business Review