Heidrick & Struggles: Why Diversity And Inclusion Are More Important Than Ever During The Covid-19 Crisis
In times of crisis, topics like diversity and inclusion (D&I) can get pushed to the sidelines. Often perceived as a “nice to have” in the best of times, D&I risks getting taken off the senior team agenda entirely in the current crisis as leaders struggle to manage in a time of fundamental uncertainty.
However, Heidrick & Struggles believes that D&I will be one of the critical differentiators in how companies weather this storm. Those that have invested in developing inclusive leaders and cultures and building balanced leadership teams across their businesses will fare better than others.
And the many companies that have had mixed success with D&I efforts may benefit even more from keeping it on their leadership agenda. What are the four key reasons for supporting these assertions?