Around the world, June is recognized as LGBTQ+ Pride Month to commemorate a tipping point in history — the Stonewall Uprising, which lasted 6 days in Manhattan in June 1969 as police clashed with LGBTQ protesters.

But you don’t have to be LGBTQ to celebrate Pride – Pride can, and should, be celebrated by all, even if you identify as straight!

What could be a better time than Pride Month to run a company-wide DEI and Culture survey to measure the degree to which your company culture creates a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where people of all backgrounds can thrive.

Just having a DEI-specific survey sends a powerful message to your workforce. In fact, Culture Amp’s 2022 Workplace DEI Report found that employees who have taken a DEI-specific survey feel more positively about decision quality, growth opportunities, and their relationships with their manager and others in the organization.

One important layer of any DEI survey is collecting and reporting on employee demographics. Depending on how you want to measure the makeup of your workforce, the employee demographics could include age, gender, sexual orientation, parental status, race or ethnicity, neuro-diversity, or other characteristics. Obviously, it will have to be anonymous and optional,and presented in a way that focuses on how the information would be used to help pinpoint areas for improvement and drive meaningful action.

Give it some thought. It could be a valuable tool in your overall DEI strategy! ❤