How to Implement the Best DEI Plan for Hospitality

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | www.opensesame.com | (503) 808-1286 | 13 Successful and meaningful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs and processes take time, commitment and continuous attention. For most organizations, becoming truly diverse, equitable and inclusive requires change in all areas of the enterprise. It can be a "big lift," especially for organizations that have just begun DEI programs or are planning to begin one. The DEI journey is also ongoing and fraught with highs and lows. It is vitally important that organizations support their employees throughout, recognizing and celebrating progress both large and small. Recognizing progress — through appreciation of teams or individuals, rewards, awards or a specific acknowledgement that best fits the accomplishment — reinforces the importance of DEI efforts and demonstrates the desire and commitment to change the culture. Tie DEI Success to Performance Aware that management must demonstrate their commitment to DEI goals with accountable action, many companies are choosing to connect the effectiveness of their DEI initiatives with leadership performance ratings – and ultimately their compensation. Sharing Values – and Victories – Brings Goals Closer Sharing values and marking victories along the way can help create ownership and a role for every person in the narrative of creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable success story. STRATEGY 6 Recognize and Celebrate Progress Employees are 9.8x more likely to look forward to work when they know everyone will be treated fairly, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or age. 1 1 https://www.greatplacetowork.com/resources/blog/why-is-diversity-inclusion-in-the-workplace-important

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