Diversity Inclusion Assessment
Create an inclusive, equitable, and culturally competent workplace by deepening employees’ understanding of diversity and inclusion with the Inclusion Competencies Inventory.
Learn About the Diversity Inclusion Assessment and What It Measures
The Inclusion Competencies Inventory (ICI) evaluates competencies that are critical to being more inclusive with people who differ from you. We live, work and play within diverse contexts. The forms of diversity we encounter reflect a wide range of types: race, ethnic group, gender, age, religion, political views, and ability. Each type often carries with it a set of values, beliefs and customs that vary from one individual or group to another. When diverse people interact, an outcome can be confusion, conflict, or apathy while another potential outcome includes heightened interest in diversity, intriguing questions, learning, innovation, and synergies.
Other than significant historical and organizational reasons, what explains which of these two potential outcomes will occur? The difference between positive versus negative outcomes in response to diversity is an individual’s:
Attention to the differences involved
Understanding of why differences exist
Ability to navigate them effectively
The ICI measures these three key factors:
Why DEI Professionals and Human Resource Managers Choose the ICI
The ICI can be used by diversity, equity and inclusion professionals, human resource managers and consultants, to assess competencies associated with effective inclusive behavior. If you’re looking to evaluate the critical competencies needed to be more inclusive, to be able to measure changes in inclusive competencies levels, and/or provide self-analysis for improvement – then you’re looking for the ICI.
Awareness of each individual’s strengths and weaknesses is the first step to any meaningful change towards a more inclusive, equitable, and culturally competent workplace. The ICI includes 50 questions that take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and measures three inclusion factors across six dimensions. Once this insight is gathered, programmatic paths of both individual and organizational growth and transformation can be developed.
Benefits of Using the ICI Diversity Inclusion Assessment
Measure the Effectiveness of Your DEI Programs
By analyzing the data from the ICI, your organization is able to not only measure the effectiveness of your DEI programs but also implement enhancements that can increase empathy across your organization. Organizations with empathy as an undercurrent of attitude have more success when working as a team.
Recruit and Retain Diverse Talent
The ability of a workforce to be flexible, problem-solve, and work with others is key in achieving a high level of productivity and fulfillment in the workplace. Having teams that are happy and fulfilled can ensure you maintain a high retention rate of your top talent.
Understanding, through the ICI, a potential candidate’s level of adaptability is key to ensuring that your recruitment efforts are successful and will ultimately help to increase the effectiveness of your overall recruitment programs.
Work More Effectively
The ICI is an essential step to creating teams that work effectively together. While everyone wants to feel included, valued, and respected, some people think these values need not be at the forefront of a workplace, because the foremost goal of a workplace is to work. However, completing projects is often a team endeavor and the more a team recognizes, understands, and values all its members for who they are, the more effectively this team will work together.
How to Administer the ICI
Set up your online account in the Kozai Group Assessment Center
Upload the list of participants
Send out the
invitation to take
the online assessment
View results in the assessment center
Share results with participants
Will the diversity inclusion assessment provide feedback on how to be more diverse and inclusive?
Does the Kozai Group provide support and consult on how best to utilize the assessment?
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