DE&I Belonging is Good for Business - Building a Culture that Sticks

When:  Jun 14, 2022 from 09:00 to 10:00 (ET)

Increasingly, companies are realizing that diversity and inclusion aren’t enough; they must also build a sense of belonging for all employees. However, this can be much easier said than done: The latest EY Belonging Barometer study suggests that at least 40% of working adults experience feelings of isolation in the workplace. Despite the $8 billion spent collectively on DE&I training each year, nearly half of working adults feel disconnected from their jobs and have a negative perception of the company where they work. Belonging is often the key missing ingredient in these conversations. Addressing this need can help businesses reap multiple bottom-line benefits, from significant increases in employee satisfaction and job performance to big decreases in turnover – all more important than ever in today’s workforce crisis.

This session will feature business leaders from a wide variety of perspectives and experiences, including those from the LGBTQ+ community and who span the generations, and explore what a more inclusive work environment feels and looks like.  We’ll cover top strategies for how companies can create a culture where all employees are comfortable being their authentic selves at work and how focusing on this human side of an organization can help attract and retain talent, spur growth and strengthen the bottom line.

About the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion event series: 

The Michigan Chamber Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Series seeks to encourage, support and educate employers on the importance of building a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace environment.  Through meaningful conversations and clear opportunities for action, participants will gain a better understanding of the business case for DEI, hear different perspectives and experiences and identify ways we can work together to make DEI a strategic priority.

Having registration issues or want to register a large group?  Email syoung@michamber.com  

If you are interested in sponsoring a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion event or series, please contact Amanda Toy.