The Invisibles: Consequences for Organizations with the Diverse & Assimilated

The concept of Diversity & Inclusion as we see it in action is somewhat flawed. The first word, diversity, describe what exists: a set of different groups. The second word, inclusion, begins to describe the goal: to create space where these different groups are (ideally) equally appreciated. Many organizations first focus on increasing diversity by striving to recruit a more varied set of individuals. As organizations progress on their journey, they set their sights on inclusion. Organizations often struggle during the shift from achieving diversity to fostering inclusion.