The Mix approach

Inclusion of diversity leads to happier people and greater engagement and innovation – in short, everyone is a winner.

Employee engagement is essential for organisational success and employee satisfaction. Our service begins with a thorough assessment of your current DEI landscape, including employee demographics, engagement levels, and existing DEI initiatives.

Based on this assessment, we develop tailored strategies that align with your organisation’s values and goals, fostering a sense of belonging and commitment among employees. This may include DEI-focused workshops, training programs, and interactive sessions that educate employees on the importance of diversity, challenge biases, and promote inclusive behaviours. Whatever the format, we facilitate open dialogues and forums where employees can share experiences, perspectives, and ideas in a safe and supportive environment.

Central to the Mix service is the measurement of employee engagement and satisfaction related to DEI initiatives. We utilise surveys, focus groups, and feedback mechanisms to gather insights into employee perceptions, experiences, and areas for improvement. This data-driven approach allows us to continuously refine strategies and ensure they resonate with employees across all levels of your organisation.

Using tailored training and coaching sessions, we’ll also empower leaders and managers to champion DEI initiatives effectively. Bespoke sessions, led by our expert consultants, will equip your leadership teams with the skills to lead by example, communicate inclusively, and create a culture of respect and equity within their teams.

78%

of women who face microaggressions self-shield at work, or adjust the way they look or act in an effort to protect themselves
McKinsey & Company, 2023

60%

of global jobseekers expect CEOs to speak publicly about social and political issues
2022 Edelman Trust Barometer

99%

of learners would recommend our training to a colleague

Frequently Asked Questions

Bringing leaders on board is critical for the success of any DEI strategy. Mix employs a range of tools and approaches to engage and empower leaders in championing DEI efforts within their organisations, including:

  • Tailored workshops and training sessions designed specifically for leaders and executives.
  • Personalised coaching and mentoring for leaders to help them navigate their own DEI journeys.
  • Comprehensive DEI audits and assessments to helps leaders understand the current state of DEI within their organisation.
  • Providing leaders with clear, data-driven insights into the diversity of their workforce, employee engagement levels, and the effectiveness of existing DEI initiatives.
  • Comprehensive leadership development programs
  • Establishing and supporting ERGs and DEI advisory councils that include leadership participation.

To find out more about DEI leadership training options, get in touch.

We use a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to measure the effectiveness of our DEI engagement initiatives. This includes pre- and post-training surveys, employee engagement and satisfaction surveys, participation rates in DEI activities, and feedback from focus groups. We also track KPIs related to diversity, inclusion, and equity within the organisation. Regular reporting and analysis help us identify areas of improvement and refine our strategies to ensure continuous progress.

Resistance to DEI initiatives can arise from various factors such as lack of awareness, fear of change, or unconscious biases. To address this, Mix provide education and training to raise awareness about the benefits of DEI and the importance of an inclusive workplace. We also create safe spaces for open dialogue where employees can express their concerns and ask questions. By actively listening to employees and addressing their concerns, we work to build understanding and support for DEI initiatives across the organisation.

Engaging employees in DEI initiatives can lead to numerous benefits, including improved employee morale, increased retention rates, and higher levels of productivity. A diverse and inclusive workplace fosters creativity and innovation by bringing together varied perspectives and ideas. Additionally, organisations with strong DEI engagement often see enhanced reputation and attractiveness to top talent, better decision-making, and a more positive work environment overall.

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