The evidence for the value of diversity is growing. Russell Reynolds Associates research finds firms with advanced D&I strategies are roughly 30 percent more likely to have executives who report high levels of loyalty, innovation and performance.1
Increasingly, we see this message starting to resonate at an individual level for leaders. In our 2019 D&I Pulse survey, we asked 573 executives in Europe about their perceptions and experiences of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
A full 70 percent of executives in Europe say it is clear to them personally how diversity and inclusion will improve the performance of their organizations.
Despite this positive momentum, many organizations need to make further investments– both financial and cultural– in their diversity and inclusion efforts to realize full value from them.
Companies in Europe generally agree on the importance of diversity and inclusion, but they are failing to sufficiently invest in it.