Published July 21, 2021 on Newsweek
By AlignOrg Solutions’ Principal Reed Deshler
In the first of a series of articles on designing your organization to support diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, author and AlignOrg Solutions Principal Reed Deshler combats the idea that corporate culture is impossible to improve. While leaders can’t dictate how a culture evolves, they can influence its development by making decisions and displaying behaviors that align with organizational values. This is especially critical as leaders strive to implement DEI initiatives that will have lasting impact. By carefully considering the cultural implications of decisions, modeling desired behaviors, holding people accountable to cultural expectations and proactively addressing differences across groups, leaders can make permanent, positive changes within the organization.
Reed Deshler is a member of Newsweek’s Expert Forum and Forbes Coaches Council. More articles by Reed available here.