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Why do so many great efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion fall short?


It’s certainly not from a lack of attention (companies now spend over $8 billion a year on diversity programs). Most often, it's because organizations are addressing the wrong problem. They put in best practice approaches rather than understanding the root causes of the issue they are trying to solve.


Our research uncovers five classic and often overlooked mistakes that we see organizations make when it comes to DE&I, including:

1. Assuming the root cause of a DE&I gap is a DE&I issue.
2. Going for the easy fix.
3. Promising something impossible.
4. Concentrating on the external message while neglecting the internal work.
5. Focusing on representation and not on pipeline.

Download the report using the form to the right to learn more.

Find out how to optimize your DE&I approach with the Korn Ferry DE&I Compass here.